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Preview: Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #6

Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #6

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Scott Godlewski
In Shops: Sep 27, 2022
SRP: $3.99

THE BLOCKBUSTER SHOCKING CONCLUSION TO THE GOLD LANTERN SAGA. Which legendary DC villain is behind this great darkness that is about to destroy all the ages of heroes all at once? Find out right here: all this AND the future of the Legion of Super-Heroes is revealed!

Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #6

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Skybound X #25

It’s one of two new comic book days! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Forbes – Webtoon Is Paying Its Creators Millions To Make Mobile Comics – This is good news for the industry.

RollingStone – Exclusive: Fake Accounts Fueled the ‘Snyder Cut’ Online Army – No shit? Everyone knew this. They admitted it was bullshit during the DC Fanfest that year!

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Read THE MIGHTY THREE in its entirety on Webtoons – Free comics!

Reviews

The Beat – The Question Omnibus Vol. 1
CBR – Skybound X #25
Collected Editions – Superman: The One Who Fell

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Justice League Vol. 1: Prisms

It’s one of two new comic days! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Explore a new mystical realm in RYDER – Free comics!

Kotaku – Dragon Age QA Workers Vote Unanimously To Form Labor Union – Very interesting. 2022 is going to be the year of unions in comics and games.

Kotaku – Even The Morbius Memes Couldn’t Stop It From Flopping In Theaters (Again) – Cause the memes were making fun of it?

Reviews

Collected Editions – Justice League Vol. 1: Prisms
Atomic Junk Shop – Tardi: The True Story of the Unknown Soldier

Preview: Justice League #75 Special Edition

Justice League #75 Special Edition

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Rafael Sandoval
In Shops: Apr 26, 2022
SRP: $6.99

Justice League #75, the fateful Death of the Justice League story written by Joshua Williamson and artist Rafa Sandoval, will receive a Second Printing with an on-sale date of June 7—the same as before Dark Crisis #1, the start of the blockbuster event directly following Justice League #75!

Justice League #75 Special Edition will also include the story “Who Are the Justice League” by Williamson and artist Jim Cheung, which first appears in Dark Crisis #0 FCBD Special Edition. Justice League#75 Special Edition arrives with a cover by Dark Crisis artist Daniel Sampere, the same illustration seen beneath the acetate cover of the original printing of Justice League #75.

Preview: Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis

Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Daniel Sampere
In Shops: May 31, 2022
SRP: $5.99

Written by Joshua Williamson, Jeremy Adams, Brandon Thomas, Chuck Brown, Stephanie Phillips and Phillip Kennedy Johnson Art by Clayton Henry, Fico Ossio, Emanuela Lupacchino, Leila Del Duca and more The Justice League has tragically fallen in battle, and now we see the aftermath. How does the world react to the Justice League being gone? Which heroes rise up…and which villains try to take advantage? And what dark forces are lying in wait to attack? An all-star roster of DC talent showcases a world without a Justice League and sets the stage for next month’s Dark Crisis event!

Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis

Review: Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis #1

Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis #1

Dark Crisis” is the next DC big event. The Justice League has been seemingly killed leaving a world without them and a new generation of heroes that need to stand up. We know this won’t last long and at the end, hope will win, but the setup is ominous and “epic” in scope. With the League killed in Justice League #75, Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis #1 is the next chapter in the event, leading into its official kick-off the following week. If this one-shot is supposed to get readers excited, it falls very short in achieving that.

Featuring five stories from a wide range of creators, we get everything from a team-up and discussion on hope to some more info on Pariah, and a lead up to what the heroes on Earth will be dealing with. It’s not bad but none of it left me excited to see what’s next. Ironically, the most emotion came from a story involving Hal Jordan, who despite being a classic character was left out of the Justice League being murdered. The stories as a whole go through the motion but generally lack emotion.

The best of the bunch features Pariah as he’s haunted by ghosts in a story that feels like it should feature Scrooge and Christmas. There’s an odd holiday feel to it.

The art is good throughout the comic but, like the stories themselves, never quite deliver a memorable moment. They too feel like it’s going through the motions. There’s far too many moments and panels that get you to pause for the wrong reasons than those that stand out to excite. The highlight for the art is a story involving the new Aquaman and Hal Jordon which has some interesting page layouts and color.

Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis #1 isn’t bad but it also doesn’t get me excited for the major event to come. It feels like an annual that gets released because it’s on the schedule more than anything. While there’s a bit to catch readers up, it doesn’t do a great job explaining what has happened or the looming threat. It also doesn’t quite make it feel like there world is worse off for the Justice League not being there. Overall, things are going fine. That also might be the point. But, if it is, why should we care about what’s to come?

Story: Joshua Williamson, Jeremy Adams, Chuck Brown, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Stephanie Phillips
Art: Dan Jurgens, Rosi Kämpe, Fico Ossio, Leila Del Duca, Clayton Henry Ink: Norm Rapmund
Color: Hi-Fi, Matt Herms, Sebastian Chang, Jordie Bellaire, Marcelo Maiolo Letterer: Josh Reed
Story: 6.75 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Pass

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis

Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Daniel Sampere
In Shops: May 31, 2022
SRP: $5.99

Written by Joshua Williamson, Jeremy Adams, Brandon Thomas, Chuck Brown, Stephanie Phillips and Phillip Kennedy Johnson Art by Clayton Henry, Fico Ossio, Emanuela Lupacchino, Leila Del Duca and more The Justice League has tragically fallen in battle, and now we see the aftermath. How does the world react to the Justice League being gone? Which heroes rise up…and which villains try to take advantage? And what dark forces are lying in wait to attack? An all-star roster of DC talent showcases a world without a Justice League and sets the stage for next month’s Dark Crisis event!

Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis

Preview: Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis

Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Daniel Sampere
In Shops: May 31, 2022
SRP: $5.99

Written by Joshua Williamson, Jeremy Adams, Brandon Thomas, Chuck Brown, Stephanie Phillips and Phillip Kennedy Johnson Art by Clayton Henry, Fico Ossio, Emanuela Lupacchino, Leila Del Duca and more The Justice League has tragically fallen in battle, and now we see the aftermath. How does the world react to the Justice League being gone? Which heroes rise up…and which villains try to take advantage? And what dark forces are lying in wait to attack? An all-star roster of DC talent showcases a world without a Justice League and sets the stage for next month’s Dark Crisis event!

Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis

Mini Reviews: Knights, Leagues, BRZRKRs, and Blood Stained Teeth

Knights of X #1

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling shorom the staff of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full review for. Given the lack of new comics, expect this weekly update to begin featuring comics that we think you’ll enjoy while you can’t get anything new to read – only new to you.

These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews and Recommendations.

Justice League #75 (DC Comics) – Setting up the next event Dark Crisis, the issue doesn’t feel all that exciting or epic. It’s just… off. Not sure why it doesn’t click but there’s something about it. It dives deep into DC history as one and the visuals, while good, don’t quite click like they should. Overall, this might be one to read as part of a trade when the event is over. Overall Rating: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Blood Stained Teeth #1 (Image Comics) – A new twist on the vampire genre where this concept of familiars aren’t appreciated. The first issue is a little choppy with the narrative but overall it’s a good concept and start with some solid art. Overall Rating: 7.75 Recommendation: Read

The Last Mountain #1 (Comics Experience Publishing) – In this world fantasy creatures are real and lost a war. Now in camps, a few escape hoping to find freedom. With a lot of backup stories that deliver more depth of the world, it’s a hell of a start with some solid art and an amazing concept. Allegory in entertainment form. Overall Rating: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Punisher #2 (Marvel) – The second issue of the series dives into Frank’s past as we get a better idea of his motives. It feels like a bad retcon of the character’s past that kind of wrecks a lot of the tragedy. Overall, this might be a race as to which is the worst concept for the character but we’ll see where it goes. Overall Rating: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Knights of X #1 (Marvel) – A solid mix of fantasy and what we enjoy about Marvel’s mutants. The art is fantastic, action solid, and overall a nice setup. It’s not necessarily anything new so far, but it’s executed really well blending two concepts for an exciting new direction. Overall Rating: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

BRZRKR #8 (BOOM! Studios) – The series has veered in a very interesting way. It feels like it’s no longer focused on a man who can’t die and wants to find peace and straight into hardcore sci-fi territory. It’s all an interesting mix but a very interesting departure from the first half to the series. Overall Rating: 7.5 Recommendation: Read


Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write. See you next week!

Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Amazing Spider-Man #1

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel) – It’s a whole new era with a new creative team to celebrate 60 years of Spider-Man!

Blood Stained Teeth #1 (Image Comics) – A new vampire series from Christian Ward and Patric Reynolds that sounds like it has a nice twist on the genre that fans can sink their teeth into.

BRZRKR #8 (BOOM! Studios) – We’re all in on this series that focuses on an immortal warrior who just wants to peace. The bloody action is perfectly mixed with the focus on the individual at the center of it all.

Dark Knights of Steel #6 (DC Comics) – The series has been a lot of fun taking classic characters and putting them in an Elseworlds fantasy story that delivers just enough twists to keep readers on their toes.

Justice League #75 (DC Comics) – This kicks off the next big event!

The Killer: Affairs of the State #3 (BOOM! Studios/Archaia) – The series has been excellent so far putting its main character where he doesn’t want to be, working for French Intelligence.

Knights of X #1 (Marvel) – Destiny of X has been solid so far launching the next phase of the X-line of comics and feeling like a nice evolution of everything that’s been laid out before.

The Naughty List #1 (AfterShock) – His name is Nicholas Sinterklass, and this is the story of what happens when you steal his Naughty List.

Past the Last Mountain #1 (Comics Experience) – Half a century ago, the United States rounded up and imprisoned all the fantasy creatures that live amongst us. Now, a faun, a dragon and an adorable troll boy have escaped confinement, and are on the run from the United States Army!

Punisher #2 (Marvel) – The first issue left us scratching our heads but we really want to see how this whole Punisher joins the Hand story plays out.

Retroactive (Humanoids) – An agent working for the U.S. Bureau of Temporal Affairs sets out to discover the source of several anomalies in the timeline-only to become imprisoned in an inescapable time loop.

Rogues #2 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – The first issue was amazing as the down on their luck Rogues get back together for one last heist.

6000 Miles to Freedom (Graphic Mundi) – Taking real life experiences as inspiration, the story focuses on two boys attempting to escape the Taliban.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #5 (IDW Publishing) – The highly anticipated miniseries wraps up and we’re excited to see how it all ends (and then want more).

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