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Jace Fox Heads to New York City in February in I Am Batman #6

The fallout from Fear State begins next year as Jace Fox and his family leave Gotham for a new home base. I Am Batman #6, written by John Ridley, shifts the series permanently to New York. I Am Batman #6 marks the first time an ongoing Batman title will be based in New York City since issue #47 of Detective Comics in January 1941. Gotham City makes its official debut in the DC Universe later that same year, in Batman #4 and Detective Comics #48. 

From his first appearance in DC’s Future State event, to developing his history and mission in The Next Batman: Second Son, to joining Batman and his allies in defeating The Scarecrow and The Magistrate in Fear State, Jace Fox has become a rich addition to the Bat-family at the hands of Ridley.

On sale February 8, 2022, I Am Batman #6 (“Empire State of Mind”) features art by Ken Lashley, colors by Rex Lokus, and letters by Troy Peteri. The book features a main cover by Olivier Coipel and Alex Sinclair, with a primary variant by Francesco Mattina. Fans can also pre-order the book with a special 1:25 ratio variant cover by Khary Randolph and Emilio Lopez, as well as a special Black History Month variant cover by Alexis Franklin.

To see exactly what drives Jace and his family to move to New York, make sure to also check out I Am Batman #5, available in stores and on participating digital platforms on Tuesday, January 11. 2022.

Relive Classic Marvel Covers with New Homage Variants

This January, your favorite artists will pay tribute to some of the greatest comic book covers in Marvel history with all-new Homage Variant Covers. Featuring new artwork from superstar artists David Yardin, Will Sliney, Mike McKone, Creees Lee, Philip Tan, David Nakayama, Pete Woods, Ken Lashley, Stephen Mooney, and Marvel’s Stormbreaker Peach Momoko, this exciting collection will allow fans to re-experience classic Marvel covers including takes on Wolverine, Spider-Man, Thor, and Hulk’s first appearances as well as other historic moments!

Check out all ten Homage Variant Covers now and pick them up when they grace the covers of your favorite series throughout the month of January!

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #85 Homage Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO
  • VENOM #4 Homage Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN with colors by CHRIS SOTOMAYOR
  • X LIVES OF WOLVERINE #1 Homage Variant Cover by WILL SLINEY with colors by RACHELLE ROSENBERG
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #86 Homage Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE with colors by CHRIS SOTOMAYOR
  • THOR #21 Homage Variant Cover by CREEES LEE with colors by RACHELLE ROSENBERG
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA/IRON MAN #3 Homage Variant Cover by PHILIP TAN with colors by FEDERICO BLEE
  • HULK #3 Homage Variant Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
  • DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE #5 Homage Variant Cover by STEPHEN MOONEY with colors by CHRIS SOTOMAYOR
  • IRON MAN #16 Homage Variant Cover by PETE WOODS
  • X-MEN LEGENDS #11 Homage Variant Cover by KEN LASHLEY with colors by JUAN FERNANDEZ

Early Preview: Winter Guard #1

Winter Guard #1

(W) Ryan Cady (A) Jan Bazaldua (CA) Toni Infante (VCA) Ken Lashley, Todd Nauck
RATED T+
In Shops: Aug 25, 2021
SRP: $4.99

WINTER COMES FOR THE WHITE WIDOW & THE RED GUARDIAN!
Russia is cleaning house! And when the Red Guardian starts hunting down state secrets, he puts himself right back in his home country’s crosshairs – dragging the White Widow along with him. But the motherland has new heroes now…and not even the Red Room could have prepared Alexei and Yelena for the Winter Guard’s retribution. Bold twists and bombastic action abound as Jason Aaron’s Winter Guard tracks down two of Russia’s dirtiest secrets! Don’t miss the chills and thrills of Ryan Cady and Jan Bazaldua’s new epic thriller!

Winter Guard #1

Miles Morales Teams with the Marvel Universe in 10th Anniversary Covers

This year, Marvel will commemorate the 10th anniversary of one of its brightest stars—Miles Morales! The young Brooklyn-based Spider-Man took the world by storm when he was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli’s in 2011’s Ultimate Fallout #4 and has skyrocketed to stardom ever since. The last decade has seen Miles star in both his own hit ongoing series as well as team books such as Champions and All-New Avengers plus major appearances in film, video games, and more. Marvel is proud to celebrate the character’s incredible impact this year with a series of variant covers crafted by the industry’s top artists including Mike Del Mundo, Javier Garrón, and Russell Dauterman. This stunning series of covers will showcase Miles in a variety of different iconic looks from his classic suit to the inspired collection of suits from the blockbuster PlayStation game Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales designed by the Insomniac Games character art team and its talented artists. See him team up with heroes from throughout the Marvel Universe on the covers of your favorite ongoing series starting in September!

Check out the first group now and stay tuned for news about the other ways Marvel Comics will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Miles Morales this year!

  • AVENGERS #48 MILES MORALES 10th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA
  • BLACK PANTHER #2 MILES MORALES 10th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER by KEN LASHLEY with colors by JUAN FERNANDEZ
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #32 MILES MORALES 10th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER by DAVID NAKAYAMA
  • MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #30 MILES MORALES 10th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER by JAVIER GARRÓN
  • DAREDEVIL #34 MILES MORALES 10th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER by TBA
  • SHANG-CHI #4 MILES MORALES 10th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER by TAURIN CLARKE
  • BLACK WIDOW #11 MILES MORALES 10th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER EJIWA “EDGE” EBENEBE
  • IRON MAN #12 MILES MORALES 10th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER by RAHZZAH
  • SPIDER-WOMAN #15 MILES MORALES 10th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER by BENGAL
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #74 MILES MORALES 10th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER by SARA PICHELLI with colors by TAMRA BONVILLAIN
  • DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE #1 MILES MORALES 10th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER by MIKE DEL MUNDO
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #36 MILES MORALES 10th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #18 MILES MORALES 10th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER by TBA
  • MOON KNIGHT #3 MILES MORALES 10th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER by GREG LAND with colors by FRANK D’ARMATA
  • BLACK CAT #10 MILES MORALES 10th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER by DIKE RUAN with colors by DAVE MCCAIG
  • THOR #17 MILES MORALES 10th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER by TODD NAUCK with colors by RACHELLE ROSENBERG
  • WOLVERINE #6 MILES MORALES 10th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER by PHIL JIMENEZ
  • NON-STOP SPIDER-MAN #6 MILES MORALES 10th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER by DECLAN SHALVEY

Exclusive Preview: Alien #4

Alien #4

(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Inhyuk Lee (VCA) Ken Lashley
32 PGS./Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jun 16, 2021
SRP: $3.99

A BISHOP MAKES HIS MOVE.
• Will Gabe find his son? And if so…what will be left of him?
• The clock is ticking. The odds are long. The worst is coming.

Alien #4

DC Shares First Look at Batman: Secret Files – The Signal

DC has released the first look at Batman: Secret Files, a new monthly spotlighting more of Batman’s allies fighting for justice and a safe Gotham City in one-shot solo adventures. This series pairs some of the most talented writers and artists in comics together to deliver action-packed stories featuring the deep bench of characters that make up the Batman Family.

Beginning Tuesday, July 7, writer Tony Patrick and fan-favorite artist Christian Duce team up to bring you a new Gotham City adventure featuring Duke Thomas, a.k.a. The Signal! Patrick returns to write this adventure for the first time since 2017’s Batman and The Signal miniseries.

After his time as a member of the Outsiders, Duke Thomas, a.k.a. The Signal, returns home to be the daytime guardian of Gotham City. But during his time away everything has changed, including those closest to him. And with a deadly influx of weapons being trafficked into Gotham by the mysterious White Market, The Signal enters a brand-new world of danger in his hometown, one that will push him farther away from everything he knows!

This 40-page $4.99 one-shot arrives in comic book stores and at participating digital retailers on Tuesday, July 7, 2021, with a main cover by Ken Lashley and a variant cover by Batman and The Signal artist Cully Hamner. Lashley also provides the art for a 1 in 25 “ratio” variant cover, available for $5.99 (check local comic book stores for availability and pre-order).

Batman: Secret Files

Preview: Heroes Reborn: Siege Society #1

Heroes Reborn: Siege Society #1

(W) Cody Ziglar (A) Paco Medina (CA) Ken Lashley
Rated T+
In Shops: May 26, 2021
SRP: $4.99

BLACK WIDOW & HAWKEYE LEAD AN ASSAULT ON THE SQUADRON!
• After the Civil War that split the Squadron Supreme in half, Nighthawk formed his own Squadron in Europe.
• But not all of Europe is okay with it. Baron Zemo has put together his own team to take them down. Who’s on this team?
• Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton, Scott Lang and Victor Creed.
• The Squadron doesn’t stand a chance.

Heroes Reborn: Siege Society #1

Explore the Bat-Family in Batman Secret Files

Gotham is full of heroes, far more than Batman. He can’t be everywhere and has a family of heroes to help him out. This July, DC launches Batman Secret Files, a new monthly series of one-shots featuring Batman’s partners in crimefighting. In this series, Bat-fans will see new adventures in Gotham City, exploring the deep bench of heroes the Dark Knight has inspired. 

Batman Secret Files: The Signal #1

The return of Duke Thomas, a.k.a. The Signal, kicks off this series on Tuesday, July 7. In a story written by Tony Patrick with art by Christian Duce, The Signal comes back as Gotham City’s daytime protector after his time with the Outsiders. But during his sabbatical from his hometown, everything about the city and the people closest to him changed. And the mystery of the White Market, a deadly source of weapons being trafficked into Gotham City that even Batman can’t track down, will only push the Signal further away from everything he knows and into a brand-new world of danger. 

This 40-page one-shot features a main cover by Ken Lashley with a variant cover by Cully Hamner.

Batman Secret Files: Huntress #1

On Tuesday July 27, Detective Comics and Eisner Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki teams up with acclaimed Stray Bullets writer/artist David Lapham for a new tale featuring Gotham City’s Violet Vengeance! Huntress has been through a LOT lately…including her brain being invaded by a violent parasite bent on sending her on a deadly slugfest. If that wasn’t enough, now she has to deal with enhanced abilities too, thanks to a villain by the name of Vile. This parasite has given her the ability to see through the eyes of his victims and this is not her idea of a good time! Huntress isn’t one to be played with, and she’s on the hunt for Vile, with a crossbow bolt with his name on it!

Also weighing at 40 pages, this one-shot features a main cover by Irvin Rodriguez, with a card stock variant by Riccardo Federici.

Review: Carnage, Black, White, and Blood #1

Carnage: Black, White, and Blood #1

There’s been a string of anthology releases with a “color” theme about them. Black, white, and red has been a popular combo. Then there’s also blue and red. There’s the “blood” direction that Marvel has gone as in “black, white, and blood”. Carnage: Black, White, and Blood #1 is the latest anthology that focuses on the ruthless killer.

With a trio of stories the anthology is an interesting one delivering three very different adventures. The first is a very tradition superhero affair with Carnage drifting off to another life. The second takes place in the Wild West with a lawman on the hunt for Carnage. The final is a brilliant choose your own adventure story.

Each has their strengths and weaknesses and each are intriguing takes on the character. There’s still some underlying themes with each, specifically how much of a force of nature the character is and how uncontrollable Carnage is as a symbiote. There’s some stumbles in a few of the stories but it’s an entertaining read, especially the roleplaying like choose your ow adventure, an entry I’d love to see more of.

The art delivers on the chaos as well with visuals that match the death and destruction within the comic. There’s some solid work, especially with the western, that really fits the stories they’re telling and the use of minimal colors makes things interesting. With such a focus on “blood”, it’d be easy for the comic to overdo the red but it’s done at a level that doesn’t distract.

Carnage: Black, White, and Blood #1 is an interesting comic. If you’re a fan of the character, go for it. It’s entertaining and has some interesting takes. For those new, there’s not enough that really jumps out. It’s good one-and-done stories that has some “fun” with a despicable character.

Story: Tini Howard, Benjamin Percy, Al Ewing Art: Ken Lashley, Sara Pichelli, John McCrea
Color: Juan Fernandez, Mattia Iacono Letterer: Joe Sabino
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Carnage, Black, White, and Blood #1

Carnage, Black, White, and Blood #1

(W) Al Ewing, Ben Percy, Tini Howard (A) Ken Lashley, John McCrea (A/CA) Sara Pichelli
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 24, 2021
SRP: $4.99

CARNAGE RULES!
Witness the cerebral chaos caused by CARNAGE, brought to life by some of the greatest creators at Marvel!
But beware, True Believers, true to their titular character’s namesake, these spine-chilling tales are not for the faint of heart and presented in BLACK, WHITE AND BLOOD!

Carnage, Black, White, and Blood #1
Almost American
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