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Friendo #1 Has Sold Out, Gets a New Vault Vintage Cover for 2nd Printing

Vault Comics has announced that Friendo #1 has sold out at the distributor. The issue will receive a second printing that features a brand new Vault Vintage cover by artist Nathan Gooden and designer Tim Daniel.

Vault Vintage is a line of alternate covers that celebrate the artistic achievements of both modern and legendary professionals of the comic book industry. For Friendo #1’s second printing, Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel pay tribute to Frank Miller and Klaus Janson’s jarring Daredevil issue 184 cover.

Frank Miller changed the game when he embarked upon his Daredevil run in May, 1979. Working closely with inker Klaus Janson, Miller’s deep blacks and evocative line work darkened the series and raised the stakes for Matthew Murdock. The violence in Hell’s Kitchen became all too real and far too costly.

Friendo #1 was originally published on September 26, 2018. Created by writer Alex Paknadel and artist Martin Simmonds with colors by Dee Cunniffe and letters by Taylor Esposito.

Review: Batman and the Signal

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 the focus on Duke Thomas… the Signal!

Batman and the Signal collects Batman and the Signal #1-3, “Role Call” from New Talent Showcase 2017 #1, and “The Cursed Wheel” from All-Star Batman #1-4 and #6-9 by Scott Snyder, Tony Patrick, Cully Hamner, Declan Shalvey, Fracesco Francavilla, Minkyu Jung, Klaus Janson, Laura Martin, Jordie Bellaire, Pete Pantazis, Deron Bennett, Steve Wands, and Dezi Sienty.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on August 28. 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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Preview: Nightwing #47

Nightwing #47

(W) Ben Percy (A) Chris Mooneyham, Klaus Janson (CA) Mike Perkins
In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Dick Grayson may want to consider a new career in cyber-security, because the major tech upgrades coming to Blüdhaven mean deadly danger for everyone in the city. Nightwing battles the mysterious tech mogul Willem Cloke, who it turns out is just a front man for the real threat-the organization known only as the Dark Web! Time to change those passwords, Blüdhaven!

Preview: New Challengers #3

New Challengers #3

(W) Scott Snyder, Aaron Gillespie (A) Klaus Janson (A/CA) Andy Kubert
In Shops: Jul 18, 2018
SRP: $2.99

It’s the New Challengers versus the Old Challengers! The original Challengers infiltrate Challengers Mountain to uncover the identity of the professor who’s been manipulating both teams! As dark matter leaks from the Dark Multiverse, the New Challengers travel to the prehistoric underworld of Skartaris, stomping grounds of Travis Morgan, the Warlord!

Preview: New Challengers #2

New Challengers #2

(W) Scott Snyder, Aaron Gillespie (A) Klaus Janson (A/CA) Andy Kubert
In Shops: Jun 20, 2018
SRP: $2.99

The Challengers of the Unknown venture on their first mission for the Professor… to the bottom of the ocean! But when the ancient artifact they have to collect turns out to be far more dangerous than expected, the new teammates realize they might not all make it out alive!

Review: Dark Days the Road to Metal

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 the collection that gets you caught up for Metal!

Dark Days the Road to Metal features Dark Days: The Forge #1, Dark Days: The Casting #1, Final Crisis #6-7, Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1, Batman #38-39, and Nightwing #17 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, John Romita, Jr., Scott Williams, Klaus Janson, Danny Miki, Alex SInclair, Jeremiah Skipper, Steve Wands, Grant Morrison, Doug Mahnke, J.G. Jones, Carlos Pacheco, Marco Rudy, Christian Alamy, Jesus Merino, Tom Nguyen, Drew Geraci, Norm Rapmund, Rodney Ramos, Walden Wong, Pete Pantazis, Tony Avina, Rob Clark, Jr., Travis Lanham, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Guy Major, Jared K. Fletcher, Brad Anderson, Greg Capullo, FCO Placencia, Tim Seeley, Javier Fernandez, Chris Sotomayor, Carlos M. Mangual, Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Adriano Lucas, Marilyn Patrizia, and Rian Hughes.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores May 22. 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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Review: New Challengers #1

Challengers Mountain has returned to the DC Universe and chosen a new team of explorers! Five misfit strangers are given a second chance at life, but only if they obey the orders of the mysterious Professor and execute deadly missions in the most unexplored corners of the multiverse! And if the new Challengers of the Unknown fail…it will be more than just their own lives that hang in the balance!

Going in to this first issue, I knew very little about Challengers of the Unknown, the classic Jack Kirby creation that has been around for over 60 years. I’ve read the recent reboots which have been forgettable and with their recent role in Dark Nights: Metal, I was interested in seeing where this series would go. After the first issue, that interest is a big deflated.

With a story from Scott Snyder and Aaron Gillespie the first issue is the gathering of the team laying out the concept of the series. The concept though it something we’ve seen numerous times. A group of misfits are brought together and have a failsafe put in that forces them to comply and do dangerous and crazy missions. It’s basically the same concept of Suicide Squad. And beyond that set up, there doesn’t feel like there’s a lot else in this first issue.

We meet the characters and get just a dip of who they are and why we should care. We get a little bit of their personalities and how they might clash. And they have a mission that’s so much of a mystery it’s hard to completely care. It’s almost too much set up and not enough action and plot progression. This would be the part of the movie where we get the flash sequences of the various characters and then they’re pitched the deadly mission. Even how they’re brought in to line is rather cookie cutter, been there material.

The art by Andy Kubert with ink by Klaus Janson and color by Brad Anderson is good. There’s a bit of a throwback style to it and that style matches a rather dragged out plot. When we get to the end we see where things pick up and get interesting. The visuals shift and get entertaining, the WTF moments come a bit late.

The series has a lot of potential. With a team that can go anywhere and experience anything there’s so much that can be done part of the fun will be to see where it all goes. There’s also the mystery of the team mention in Metal that’s a mystery. The concepts are there. The mystery is good. The canvass on which it can all be painted is impressive. The delivery though is a bit lacking. This very well could be a case where the overall package is better than the individual issue but with just one that’s a bit difficult to tell. As is, this is one I’ll read but the excitement has waned.

Story: Scott Snyder, Aaron Gillespie Art: Andy Kubert
Ink: Klaus Janson Color: Brad Anderson Lettering: Deron Bennett
Group Editor: Marie Javins Editor: Rebecca Taylor
Story: 6.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: New Challengers #1

New Challengers #1

(W) Scott Snyder, Aaron Gillespie (A) Klaus Janson (A/CA) Andy Kubert
In Shops: May 16, 2018
SRP: $2.99

From the pages of DARK NIGHTS: METAL! Challengers Mountain has returned to the DC Universe and chosen a new team of explorers! Five misfit strangers are given a second chance at life, but only if they obey the orders of the mysterious Professor and execute deadly missions in the most unexplored corners of the multiverse! And if the new Challengers of the Unknown fail…it will be more than just their own lives that hang in the balance!

Review: Eternals

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 the Eternals!

Eternals collects issues #1-7 by Neil Gaiman, John Romita, Jr., Danny Miki, Tom Palmer, Tim Townsend, Jesse Delperdang, Klaus Janson, Matt Hollingsworth, Paul Mounts, Dean White, Todd Klein, Rick Berry, Sean Ryan, and Nick Lowe.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores April 24. 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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Myth and Reality Clash in Sacred Creatures, Vol. 1

Comics legends Klaus Janson and Pablo Raimondi come together for their first ever creator-owned series in Sacred Creatures, Vol. 1 out this May. The trade paperback will collect issues #1-6 of the ongoing series.

When the supernatural forces maintaining the fragile balance of power in this world start to unravel, Josh Miller, a young college grad and expectant father, is caught in the middle of a vast conspiracy threatening to tear apart the foundations of humanity as we know it. As myth and reality collide, Josh finds himself on the frontline of a battle against an enemy dating back to the beginning of time itself.

Sacred Creatures, Vol. 1 (Diamond Code DEC170664, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0496-3) will hit comic shops on Wednesday, May 23rd and bookstores on Tuesday, May 29th.

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