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Batman vs. Robin #4 Explodes in December

DC’s new comic book event miniseries by Mark Waid, Mahmud Asrar, Jordie Bellaire, and Steve Wands, Batman vs. Robin, launched this week to incredible praise and even more questions. Is Alfred Pennyworth back from the dead? Will Bruce and Damian finally be able to resolve their differences?

Looking ahead to where this exciting, magic-based event series takes readers between now and the new year, a final battle erupts between Batman and Robin at the heart of Lazarus Island in Batman vs. Robin #4 on December 20th. In this penultimate issue, a strange tremor rocks the combatants to their senses…

This isn’t an island at all—it’s a volcano!

With the Devil Nezha pulling the strings and unbelievable transformative power about to explode out into the world, our heroes have no choice but to do the unthinkable—fall back! DC’s battle between father and son goes global as the Earth enters into the Lazarus Planet!

What’s next for Batman vs. Robin? Stay tuned for Batman vs. Robin #5, and more, in January 2023! The world will change forever! Batman vs. Robin #4 features a main cover by Asrar and variants by Simone Di Meo and Sweeney Boo, John Giang, and Tony Harris.

Batman vs. Robin gets a trailer before its September release

Batman vs. Robin is by writer Mark Waid, artist Mahmud Asrar, colorist Jordie Bellaire and letterer Steve Wands. Main cover is by Asrar and Nathan Fairbairn.

Spinning out of the events of both Batman/Superman: World’s Finest and Shadow War, father and son will do battle in one of the single most earth-shattering tales ever told!

Deep in the heart of Lazarus Island, the demonic legacy of the al Ghul family line has at last been freed, and the Devil Nezha is out for blood. To reclaim his total domination over planet Earth, Nezha has supercharged magic—anyone who dares use it is overcome by a demonic evil that supercharges their abilities to dangerous, unpredictable, and in some cases deadly levels! With Damian in Nezha’s clutches and Bruce haunted by the return of an old friend, the Dark Knight and the Boy Wonder are pitted against one another in the battle of the century! Legendary writer Mark Waid helms the next epic saga in Batman history, while superstar artist Mahmud Asrar makes his triumphant return to DC!

Preview: Punisher: War Journal Blitz #1

Punisher: War Journal Blitz #1

(W) Torunn Gronbekk (A) Lan Medina (CA) Mahmud Asrar
PARENTAL ADVISORY
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $4.99

THE TRICK IS TO INVENT A WAR WORTH FIGHTING.
• Finn Fratz knows that if you want people to hate each other, a Banner cannon in the right pair of hands goes a long way. The aging war profiteer earned his spot on the Punisher’s kill list well before he adopted the moniker Hate-Monger, but he has proven an elusive man.
• Now, with the Hand at his disposal, Frank Castle is ready to smoke him out. But not only has Hate-Monger gone to ground, he’s fighting back. Good for him. It’s not going to change anything but the death toll.
• Torunn Gronbekk and Lan Medina join forces to bring you the first of three thrilling tales from between the pages of PUNISHER, exploring Frank’s new modus operandi through some of his deadliest missions yet…

Punisher: War Journal Blitz #1

Miracleman joins Marvel’s heroes in Variant Covers

This year, Marvel will honor the 40th anniversary of Miracleman’s modern era with a transformative year for the iconic super hero. In addition to announcements for upcoming new collections of his groundbreaking stories, fans witnessed a monumental development in last year’s Timeless #1: the herald of Miracleman’s grand return! In anticipation of his upcoming era, a new collection of variant covers will show Miracleman fighting alongside some of Marvel’s greatest heroes for the very first time. Crafted by some of the industry’s finest artists including Peach Momoko, Pepe Larraz, John Cassaday, Mark Bagley, Terry Dodson, Jim Cheung, Mark Buckingham, and Salvador Larocca, this breathtaking artwork serves as an exciting tease of Miracleman’s eagerly anticipated upcoming new adventures!

The Miracleman Variant Covers will be showcased on Marvel’s hottest ongoing series starting in September and continuing throughout the rest of the year. Check out the first batch of covers below and stay tuned for more exciting announcements about Miracleman in the coming months!

  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY #4 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by MARK BAGLEY
  • MOON KNIGHT #15 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by DECLAN SHALVEY
  • WOLVERINE #25 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by JOHN CASSADAY
  • X-FORCE #32 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by PEACH MOMOKO
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: SYMBOL OF TRUTH #5 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by SALVADOR LARROCA
  • MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #42 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by BRIAN STELFREEZE
  • SHANG-CHI AND THE TEN RINGS #3 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by PEPE LARRAZ
  • X-MEN #15 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by TERRY DODSON & RACHEL DODSON
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by PATRICK GLEASON
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
  • AVENGERS #61 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by HUMBERTO RAMOS
  • BLACK PANTHER #10 TBD
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #42 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by JAMIE McKELVIE
  • CARNAGE #7 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
  • DAREDEVIL #4 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by MARCO CHECCHETTO
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #48 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by MARK BUCKINGHAM
  • GENIS-VELL: CAPTAIN MARVEL #4 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by JIM CHEUNG
  • HULK #11 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by MAHMUD ASRAR
  • IMMORTAL X-MEN #7 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by SARA PICHELLI
  • IRON MAN #24 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by KUBERT
  • SHE-HULK #7 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by JEN BARTEL
  • STRANGE #7 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by ALAN DAVIS
  • THOR #29 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by KAARE ANDREWS
  • VENOM #12 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by RYAN STEGMAN
  • GHOST RIDER #8 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by BRYAN HITCH

Superhero High Fashion Returns to the Hellfire Gala

This year’s Hellfire Gala will once again be a night overflowing with action, drama, and FASHION. And this time around, mutants won’t be the only ones slaying the Green Carpet. The other heroes of the Marvel Universe are getting into the fun with extremely stylish looks of their own, all designed by some of the industry’s most inventive artists! Superstar Russell Dauterman returns to lead the campaign to elevate Marvel Comics fashion like never before alongside artists Carmen Carnero, Iban Coello, Chris Bachalo, Jen Bartel, Mateus Manhanini, Mahmud Asrar, Miguel Mercado, Meghan Hetrick, InHyuk Lee, and Eric D’Urso. Combining real fashion trends with classic super hero aesthetics, mutant power signatures, and more, these bold takes on your favorite Marvel characters can be seen in both the upcoming X-Men: Hellfire Gala one-shot and on a series of 20 gorgeous variant covers throughout June!

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5 HELLFIRE GALA VARIANT COVER by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN – Spider-Man
  • BLACK PANTHER #7 HELLFIRE GALA VARIANT COVER by ERICA D’URSO – Captain Marvel
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #45 HELLFIRE GALA VARIANT COVER by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN – Doctor Doom
  • IRON MAN #21 HELLFIRE GALA VARIANT COVER by IBAN COELLO – Iron Man
  • MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #39 HELLFIRE GALA VARIANT by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN – Black Widow
  • MOON KNIGHT #12 HELLFIRE GALA VARIANT COVER by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN – Scarlet Witch
  • WOLVERINE #22 HELLFIRE GALA VARIANT COVER by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN – Wolverine
  • AVENGERS #57 HELLFIRE GALA VARIANT COVER by CARMEN CARNERO – Captain America
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: SYMBOL OF TRUTH #2 HELLFIRE GALA VARIANT COVER by MATEUS MANHANINI – Captain America
  • GAMBIT #2 HELLFIRE GALA VARIANT COVER by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN – Gambit
  • HULK #8 HELLFIRE GALA VARIANT COVER by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN – She-Hulk
  • KNIGHTS OF X #3 HELLFIRE GALA VARIANT COVER by MAHMUD ASRAR – Rogue
  • MARAUDERS #4 HELLFIRE GALA VARIANT COVER by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN – Synch
  • X-MEN RED #4 HELLFIRE GALA VARIANT COVER by JEN BARTEL – Jean Grey
  • IMMORTAL X-MEN #4 HELLFIRE GALA VARIANT COVER by MEGHAN HETRICK – Emma Frost
  • LEGION OF X #3 HELLFIRE GALA VARIANT COVER by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN – Havok
  • NEW MUTANTS #27 HELLFIRE GALA VARIANT COVER by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN – Magik

Review: King Conan #1

King Conan #1

When it comes to 80s movies, there is no bigger star than Arnold Schwarzenegger. The actor came of nowhere and made a name for himself. Bodybuilders have tried to make their way into movies but rarely are they ever taken seriously. It was not until he showed up in a documentary about his bodybuilding career (Pumping Iron), that movie producers saw potential.

Then came his first few forays into acting. Action movie fans took notice when he starred in Commando. The movies which I felt fans saw his star power were his Conan The Barbarian movies. Those movies were cheesy but they were also action packed and showed what he could do in a sword saga. Jason Aaron and Mahmud A. Asrar return to the Cimmerian as he faces a deadly foe in King Conan#1.

We find Conan marooned on an island at the edge of the world, a place where maps hadn’t been charted in that part of the world yet and seemingly desolate. As he looks for shelter, right when he is about to start a fire, he finds he is not alone, as Thoth-Amon attacks with a snake dagger, looks to bleed out the former king. A skirmish occurs between the two, and as death may be knocking, his life flashes before his eyes, as his memories of every triumph and tragedy replay in his mind. By the issue’s end, right when Conan was set to strike the deathblow to Thoth-Amon, an unusual dark magic takes over the island, awakening every dead body.

Overall, King Conan #1 is an exciting debut, especially for fans of Conan. The story by Aaron is dense, and contains multitudes of well developed characterization. The art by the creative team is dripping with awesomeness. Altogether, a good old fashioned sword saga that has some high fantasy elements, with everyone’s favorite Barbarian.

Story: Jason Aaron Art: Mahmud A. Asrar
Color: Matthew Wilson Color: Travis Lanham
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: King Conan #1 (of 6)

King Conan #1 (of 6)

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Mahmud A. Asrar
PARENTAL ADVISORY
In Shops: Dec 22, 2021
SRP: $4.99

CONAN’S LAST STAND AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD!
Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar return to the saga of CONAN in an all-new adventure that takes the story of the Cimmerian further than has ever been revealed in ANY media to date! As Robert E. Howard posited, when King Conan grows restless on the throne, he sails west, toward land and adventure unknown. Now see the first step of King Conan’s fateful journey from Aquilonia, as an old and terrible danger threatens to end the saga of the Cimmerian once and for all!
Don’t dare miss the first issue of the adventure of a lifetime!

King Conan #1 (of 6)

Preview: King Conan #1 (of 6)

King Conan #1 (of 6)

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Mahmud A. Asrar
PARENTAL ADVISORY
In Shops: Dec 22, 2021
SRP: $4.99

CONAN’S LAST STAND AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD!
Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar return to the saga of CONAN in an all-new adventure that takes the story of the Cimmerian further than has ever been revealed in ANY media to date! As Robert E. Howard posited, when King Conan grows restless on the throne, he sails west, toward land and adventure unknown. Now see the first step of King Conan’s fateful journey from Aquilonia, as an old and terrible danger threatens to end the saga of the Cimmerian once and for all!
Don’t dare miss the first issue of the adventure of a lifetime!

King Conan #1 (of 6)

Preview: Excalibur #26

Excalibur #26

(W) Tini Howard (A) Marcus To (CA) Mahmud Asrar
RATED T+
In Shops: Dec 15, 2021
SRP: $3.99

OTHERWORLD FALLS!
Merlyn and King Arthur have taken the Starlight Citadel. Saturnyne still lives-but not for long. Betsy Braddock must decide once and for all where her loyalties lie. It’s all been building to this – the fantasy ends here and reality rushes in. There is no haven for the witchbreed. Can they hold on to their champion, here at the twilight of an age?

Excalibur #26

Preview: Excalibur #25

Excalibur #25

(W) Tini Howard (A) Marcus To (CA) Mahmud Asrar
RATED T+
In Shops: Nov 10, 2021
SRP: $3.99

THE ONE TRUE KING RETURNS!
And he’s here to exterminate the witchbreed! King Arthur and his army turn Otherworld into a battlefield-again. Backed into a corner, Betsy Braddock makes a desperate choice that will reshape the realm-and mutantkind-forever. The fate of the Starlight Citadel is at stake, and if the Citadel falls…so falls all reality.

Excalibur #25
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