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Preview: Action Comics #1018

Action Comics #1018

(A) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) John Romita, Klaus Janson
In Shops: Jan 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

One of the biggest Superman stories of all time continues in “Metropolis Doom” part two! War and chaos strikes the heart of Metropolis. The Invisible Mafia, Lex Luthor, and the Legion of Doom all stand their ground to take over Metropolis. Superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis reunites with comic art legends John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson to bring you a Superman story for the ages! Guest starring the Justice League, Young Justice, and more!

Action Comics #1018

Get a First Look at Action Comics #1018 and Covers for #1019 and #1020

Action Comics #1017 through #1020

Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Interior and Cover art by John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson and Brad Anderson
Lettering by Dave Sharpe
In Shops: November 27, January 1, January 29 and February 26
Final Orders Due: Dec 02, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The team-up of Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita, Jr., Klaus Janson, Brad Anderson and Dave Sharpe begins in Action Comics #1017! It’s one of the biggest creator reunions in years, as Bendis and Romita Jr. join forces for the first time since their blockbuster turns on Avengers and Avengers Vs. X-Men. And one of the biggest Superman stories of all time continues in this first look at “Metropolis Doom” part two in next month’s Action Comics #1018, guest-starring the Justice League, Young Justice, and more!

War and chaos strikes the heart of Metropolis as the Invisible Mafia, Lex Luthor, and the Legion of Doom all stand their ground to take over Metropolis. And, to kick off 2020 in Action Comics #1019 and #1020, Lex Luthor, the Legion of Doom, and Leviathan come to Metropolis after the Man of Steel discloses his secret identity to the public. Will Apex Lex turn to Batman for help…or to The Joker?

Action Comics #1017

Preview: Action Comics #1017

Action Comics #1017

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) John Romita, Klaus Janson
In Shops: Nov 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“Invisible War” part one! It’s one of the biggest creator reunions in years as writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist John Romita Jr. join forces for the first time since their blockbuster turns on Avengers and Avengers Vs. X-Men. In this issue, it’s all-out war on the streets of Metropolis-and at the end of this epic there will be a huge change to the status quo of the world of Superman-you do not want to miss this!

Action Comics #1017

Review: Superman: Year One #3

Superman: Year One #3

Superman: Year One #3 wraps up the DC Black Label series with story and art by Frank Miller and John Romita, Jr. It’s a “year one” story that doesn’t really feel like “year one” at all and takes place over numerous years of Superman’s life. So, the title is the first perplexing thing about the series as well as the issue.

Superman: Year One #3 feels disjointed too. It just moves on from Clark living in Atlantis, never to really dive into that storyline again. There’s military just attacking him. Luthor just reaching out to him. Apparently a love interest in Wonder Woman. It’s all over the place with leaps in facts.

Again, it’s also not “year one.”

The comic feels a bit rushed wanting to hit certain beats like Superman questioning his battle and humanity and his meeting Batman and Wonder Woman. Whether that connects in a flowing narrative is another thing.

The art by Romita, Jr. and Miller have their styles and flair and some works and some doesn’t. In some scenes Superman’s cape is stiff as a board and positioning makes little sense. In other scenes it flows majestically and looks great. It’s just all over the place in details and comes off at times as stiff.

Superman: Year One started with promise but has slid downhill from there. While the finale isn’t quite the cringe-worthy wtf release that was the second issue, it’s also choppy enough to make you wonder if you’re missing pages. One step forward, two leaps back.

Story: Frank Miller, John Romita, Jr. Art: Frank Miller, John Romita, Jr.
Ink: Danny Miki Color: Alex Sinclair Letterer: John Workman
Story: 6.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Pass

Preview: Superman: Year One #3

Superman: Year One #3

(W) Frank Miller (A) John Romita, Jr., Danny Miki (CA) Frank Miller
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
SRP: $7.99

It’s the jaw-dropping conclusion to Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.’s blockbuster reimagining of Superman’s origin! In this final chapter, Clark Kent arrives in Metropolis, the city where he will fulfill his heroic destiny. Witness the first meeting between Superman and Lois Lane, the beginnings of Clark Kent’s career at the Daily Planet, and the birth of his rivalry with Lex Luthor. But when The Joker arrives on the scene, the Man of Steel must enlist the help of his two strange new friends: Wonder Woman and Batman!

Superman: Year One #3

Preview: Batman #81

Batman #81

(W) Tom King (A/CA) John Romita, Klaus Janson
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
SRP: $3.99

It’s time for the big showdown. Batman is calling Bane out. But is the Dark Knight Detective ready to take on the foe who broke him worse than any other that came before? And what else stands in Batman’s way, to put an obstacle between him and his enemy? Tread lightly, Batman, because not only do the lives of your son and trusted friends hang in the balance, but your entire home could collapse on top of you!

Batman #81

Preview: Batman #80

Batman #80

(W) Tom King (A/CA) John Romita, Jr., Klaus Janson
In Shops: Oct 02, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The bad guys thought they had it made with Bane in control, but with Batman back in Gotham they’ll be reminded what justice feels like… and how it hurts when it hits you in the face. With Catwoman at his side, the Caped Crusader is looking to take down Bane’s army and reclaim his city. But what happens when old allies like Gotham Girl also stand in his way? The legendary art team of John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson join BATMAN for two action-packed issues that will rock Gotham City to its foundation.

Batman #80

Early Preview: Black Adam: Year of the Villain #1

Black Adam: Year of the Villain #1

Written by Paul Jenkins (InhumansBatman: The Dark Knight)
Art by Inaki Miranda (Catwoman)
Colors by Hi-Fi
Cover art by John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson (DKIII)
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
Final Orders Due: Sep 30, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Black Adams enters the “Year of the Villain” fray in Black Adam: Year of the Villain #1! Spinning out of the events of Batman/Superman, Shazam! invades Black Adam’s kingdom. His plan? To turn it into a playground for its new ruler, Billy Batson! What happens when an Apex Lex-powered Black Adam faces off against a Batman Who Laughs-infected Shazam!?

Black Adam: Year of the Villain #1
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