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The Third Giant Batman and Teen Titans is Out Soon at Walmart

On the heels of Tom King and Andy Kubert’s debut in the exclusive-to-Walmart Superman 100-page Giant #3, Batman fans of all stripes will get their own dose of superstar talent as issue #3 of the Batman 100-page Giant ships to stores, featuring part one of an original 12-part story, “Batman Universe,” written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Nick Derington.

Along with colorist Dave Stewart and letterer Josh Reed, Bendis and Derington weave a tale that leads Batman on a wild goose chase spanning the DC universe, tracking down a mysterious artifact that contains the literal key to evolution. But Vandal Savage has his own plans for this artifact and the Dark Knight will have his hands full in stopping the evil immortal before he gains control of both the key and humanity as well.

The Batman Giant also includes chapters from the iconic Jeph Loeb/Jim Lee story Batman: Hush, as well as Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows’ “Welcome to Gotham,” and Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Chad Hardin’s “Hot in the City,” from the New 52 Nightwing and Harley Quinn.

Arriving with the Batman Giant is issue #3 of the Teen Titans Giant, featuring “Enter… The Disruptor,” a new chapter of the original six-part Teen Titans story by Dan Jurgens and Scot Eaton, plus more from from Geoff Johns’ version of the Teen Titans from The New 52 (with art by Mike McKone), Peter J. Tomasi and Jorge Jimenez’ Super Sons from Rebirth and New Age of Heroes Sideways, by Kenneth Rocafort, Dan DiDio, and Justin Jordan.

Each 100-page Giant sells for $4.99 and should arrive at all participating Walmart locations throughout North America by Sunday, September 23.

Preview: The Curse of Brimstone #6

The Curse of Brimstone #6

(W) Justin Jordan (A) Denys Cowan, John Stanisci (CA) Philip Tan
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $2.99

Nothing is creepier than possessed children. Wait, no, possessed dolls. Those are worse. Anyway, our heroes Joe and Annie find themselves under assault from a horde of possessed kids, all under the command of the mystical baddie Slackjaw. In reality, Slackjaw’s a possessed child himself, so it might be time to call in Brimstone for an exorcism. Unfortunately, Joe’s having a crisis of conscience because he doesn’t want to fight children, even if they’re possessed by the devil. So how do you stop a child-devil army without hurting the innocent possessed?

Review: Call of Duty Zombies 2 #1

The year is 1910, the place is Morocco, and there is a job that needs doing. The man to do it? A commanding officer in the French Foreign Legion. The prize? An artifact of unspeakable power. The price? More than he bargained for.

I’m a bit conflicted about Call of Duty Zombies 2 #1. While the zombies are a bit scarce, the comic itself reminds me a lot of Indiana Jones.

Written by Justin Jordan, the first issue is the set up for what I expect to be zombies at some point. Instead, we get a man hiring an officer in the French Foreign Legion to get an artifact. Decrease his age, give him a whip and a fedora, and the issue would remind me a hell of a lot of a certain classic character.

The issue is far from what I expected, it being a Call of Duty comic and also featuring zombies. Much of that is on me as I haven’t played a Call of Duty game in some time and expected more of the storytelling we get in that series. Your expectations may vary.

But, what’s presented is good and it’s entertaining. So much so, I’d love to see Jordan take on Jones in a new comic series. The issue is good with the set up of wherever it’s going and feels like a solid archaeological focused adventure.

The art by Andres Ponce, with ink by Mauro Vargas, and color by Dan Jackson fits the story perfectly. The style evokes the time and characters well and designs are solid. Again, there’s a certain whip carrying character that it all would look well with.

Despite it not being what I expected, again on me as much as anything, the issue is an adventure that you just don’t see in comics much. It’s fun, it reminds me of a certain someone I’ve mentioned a few times now, and it has me wanting to come back and see where it goes. Don’t expect zombies in this one but do expect a fun and entertaining pulp adventure.

Story: Justin Jordan Art: Andres Ponce
Ink: Mauro Vargas Color: Dan Jackson Lettering: Nate Piekos
Cover Art: E.M. Gist
Story: 7.95 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.90 Recommendation: Read

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: The Curse of the Brimstone #5

The Curse of the Brimstone #5

(W) Justin Jordan (A/CA) Philip Tan
In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $2.99

There’s no child’s play involved when the Salesman’s ledger brings Joe and Annie to another mysterious town that he’s destroyed, this time leaving it populated only by kids. So what happened to all the adults? You’d have to ask the town’s leader, Slackjaw, but you’re not gonna like the answer! Also, Annie might have made a love connection-with a serial killer named Wandering Jack, who’s now stalking her.

Preview: The Curse of Brimstone #4

The Curse of Brimstone #4

(W) Justin Jordan (A/CA) Philip Tan
In Shops: Jul 04, 2018
SRP: $2.99

It’s time to let off some steam with a classic “water vs. fire” showdown! The fiery Brimstone clashes with Detritus, a 10-foot-tall humanoid wall of Dark Water created by the same mysterious “Salesman” who gave Brimstone his powers! More secrets of the Brimstone curse are revealed as the Salesman’s sinister campaign begins to be uncovered!

Justin Jordan Returns to Call of Duty Zombies with artist Andres Ponce and Mauro Vargas

In 2016, Dark Horse Comics’ first wave of Call of Duty Zombies comics brought fans into the Tranzit crews’ fight for survival across the apocalyptic wasteland of a desolate, fractured, and destabilized future earth. Now, Dark Horse Comics and Activision invite fans to meet the brand-new cast of characters from this year’s game! Writer Justin Jordan returns with new artists Andres Ponce and Mauro Vargas for a thrilling prequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 that fills in some essential pieces to the Zombies puzzle.

In Call of Duty Zombies, pieces are set in motion that shadowy forces have long been putting into place. They believe what comes next cannot be stopped. Little do they know an unlikely group from around the globe is about to be assembled.

Call of Duty Zombies #1 goes on sale September 05, 2018. The series features cover art by E. M. Gist and colors by Dan Jackson.

Death of Love Gets a Trade this August

The complete Death of Love miniseries—the irreverent action-comedy from writer Justin Jordan, artist Donal DeLay, colorist Omar Estévez, and letterer Rachel Deering—will be collected into trade paperback and available this August.

Love sucks, and Philo Harris—self-avowed “nice guy”—is going to do something about it.

The Cupidae, a cabal of doughy little cherubs that are usually invisible, are responsible for making love work. And after Philo makes a particularly bad drunken decision, he can suddenly see them, clear as day. What’s a perpetually single guy to do? Well, according to Philo, he grabs a chainsaw and goes to war with love itself.

Death of Love (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0507-6, Diamond code: MAY180066) hits comics shops on Wednesday, August 22nd and bookstores on Tuesday, August 28th.

Exclusive Preview: Sideways #5

Sideways #5

Written by: Justin Jordan
Art by: Robert Gill
Color: John Rauch
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual
Cover by: Kenneth Rocafort
Group Editor: Jamie S. Rich
Editor: Katie Kubert
Assistant Editor: Dave Welgosz
U.S. Price: $2.99
On Sale Date: June 13, 2018

After the devastating loss of one of the most important people in his life, Derek James tries to throw himself into being the hero Sideways to distract himself. Unfortunately, new villain the Showman has arrived to tear those wounds right back open.

Preview: The Curse of the Brimstone #3

The Curse of the Brimstone #3

(W) Justin Jordan (A/CA) Philip Tan
In Shops: Jun 06, 2018
SRP: $2.99

It’s tragic enough that Brimstone’s town was set on fire by his own hands, but now… his father?! Turning Joe into Brimstone was just for fun – the Salesman now holds Joe’s father hostage as well! Brimstone must fight the Salesman’s ice creaturess, the Hound, to save his father from her clutches. But without knowing exactly what his fiery powers wield, how can Brimstone be sure he won’t accidentally destroy another town… or himself?

Preview: Sideways #4

Sideways #4

(W) Dan DiDio, Justin Jordan (A/CA) Kenneth Rocafort
In Shops: May 09, 2018
SRP: $2.99

It’s not easy being a hero, especially when you don’t know how. And when Sideways steps into the middle of a life-and-death battle between Hotspot and Replicant, he’s unsure how to help… and guaranteed to make things worse. All this when he’s already late for an internship interview? You better believe things are going to go Sideways!

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