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Preview: Death of Hawkman #4

Death of Hawkman #4

(W) Marc Andreyko (A) John Livesay, Rodney Buchemi, Norm Rapmund, Sean Parsons (A/CA) Aaron Lopresti
RATED T
In Shops: Jan 04, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Having uncovered Despero’s plans to acquire the Zeta energy, Hawkman and Adam Strange realize that hundreds of thousands of Thanagarians could perish in the process! But is it already too late for Thanagar?

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Marc Andreyko and Taran Killam Promote Love is Love on Late Night with Seth Meyers

December 28th sees the release the comic anthology Love is Love which benefits the victims of the Pulse Night Club shooting. Marc Andreyko and Taran Killam were on Late Night with Seth Meyers to help promote to project.

Make sure to go out, buy it, and help support this great cause, proceeds go to Equality Florida.

 

Preview: Death of Hawkman #3

Death of Hawkman #3

(W) Marc Andreyko (A) John Livesay, Rodney Buchemi (A/CA) Aaron Lopresti
In Shops: Dec 07, 2016
SRP: $3.99

With both Adam Strange and Hawkman on the run as intergalactic fugitives with bounties on their heads, the march to war between Thanagar and Rann intensifies! In order to stop it, the heroes must secretly try to unravel who-or what-is instigating hostilities while dodging pursuit from all corners of the universe! And if you thought you knew Despero, you were wrong!

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Archie Gets Involved with the Love is Love Anthology

Archie Comics is teaming up with IDW Publishing and DC Entertainment and will be contributing to the Love is Love anthology benefiting victims of Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub tragedy.

The company will include two stories featuring Archie Comics characters designed to show support for the LGBTQ community.

Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, artist Stephen Byrne, and Archie legend Dan Parent have crafted two heartfelt and moving pieces featuring Kevin Keller, Archie, and other Archie Comics characters as they stand with the victims of this national tragedy and the entire LGBTQ community.

The Love is Love collection, curated by writer Marc Andreyko, features artwork from dozens of collaborators in the comic book industry designed to send a powerful message of support to the victims, survivors, and their families. All materials for the project have been donated and all proceeds will go directly to the families and victims via Equality Florida.

Kevin Keller, the first gay character in Archie Comics history, was introduced in 2010 by longtime Archie writer/artist Dan Parent, whose contribution to Love is Love features a one-page pinup featuring a message from Kevin Keller to the LGBTQ community about how to cope and respond to the tragic events that struck Orlando.

The Love is Love anthology graphic novel goes on sale December 21st at comic book shops.

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Review: Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 Ch. 1

bm66mww77_ch01-d_sfcoverIt was a matter of time before these two classic properties came together, but we finally have the 1960s Batman meeting the 1970s Wonder Woman in a digital first series that begins with a flashback and I think introduces some more modern characters into the classic setting.

What mysteries are hidden in the book Ra’s al Ghul just hired Catwoman to steal? And why does this caper lead Batman down memory lane-to his childhood fight against actual Nazis?!

Written by Jeff Parker and Marc Andreyko, Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 kicks off with a caper by Catwoman, but quickly dives into the past as Bruce reflects on his childhood and an incident of an auction that was crashed by Nazis and the League of Assassins.

The story is over the top fun as you’d expect with a series such as this bringing together not just the characters but also Ra’s al Ghul, Catwoman, Talia al Ghul, and Nazis in a story that feels like it’s a mix of classic Batman with Indiana Jones.

There’s a certain camp you’d expect when reading this type of story and Park and Andreyko delivers making sure to not take things too seriously and also work it so it feels fairly natural as to how Wonder Woman fits into it all. And since this is a digital chapter which tend to run pretty short, there’s actually a hell of a lot fit in there.

The art by David Hahn continues the style we’ve seen and has become what I’d expect for this setting and these series. It’s solid and I’d be interested in seeing how it flows in comiXology compared to my reading it as single pages in a PDF. So, my reading wasn’t ideal in reality and there may have been some things I missed due to that (Wonder Woman spinning to change could be really cool digitally for instance). Still, it’s solid work that continues the style we’ve seen before.

Overall, it’s a digital chapter, so a bit short for me, but it does pack in a lot and continues the fun tone of classic Batman and Wonder Woman. I can’t wait to read the next chapter and see where things go from here.

Story: Marc Andreyko, Jeff Parker Art: David Hahn
Story: 7.8 Art: 7.8 Overall: 7.8 Recommendation: Read

The first chapter is now available for download  via the DC Comics App, Readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Death of Hawkman #2

Death of Hawkman #2

Written by: Marc Andreyko
Art by: Livesay, Aaron Lopresti
Cover by: Aaron Lopresti

Imprisoned on Rann and accused of being a spy for the enemy Thanagarians, Adam Strange finds a most unusual ally in his rescuer, Hawkman, who knows his people are innocent of the recent devastating attack on Rann and is desperately searching for the truth of who began this conflict…and why!

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Batman ’66 Heads to the 70s to Meet Wonder Woman ’77

batman66-wonder-woman-cover-1_lr3Things are about to get a little groovier for the 1960s Batman comic book series! At New York Comic Con, DC announced the all-new Digital First title Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77.  Co-written by Batman ’66 veteran Jeff Parker and Wonder Woman ’77 writer Marc Andreyko, the best of the ‘60s and ‘70s will come together in this action-packed miniseries based on the classic Batman TV show starring Adam West and Burt Ward, and the fan-favorite Wonder Woman TV series starring Lynda Carter.

Also announced, the 12-chapter series will launch digitally November 23, releasing new chapters every other week, and will feature art from popular artists David Hahn and Karl Kesel and cover art by Michael Allred.

Following the November digital launch, the comic will later be offered as a six-issue print series with the first issue debuting in January 2017.

Here is the full solicitation information including a description of the first chapter:

BATMAN ’66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN ’77 #1

What mysteries are hidden in the book Ra’s al Ghul just hired Catwoman to steal? And why does this caper lead Batman down memory lane—to his childhood fight against actual Nazis?! Witness his first encounter with one of the greatest heroes the world has ever known: Wonder Woman!

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Writers:  Jeff Parker and Marc Andreyko
Artists: David Hahn and Karl Kesel
Cover Artist: Michael Allred
Variant Cover: Alex Ross

Digital Chapters 

The first digital chapter will be available for download via the DC App, Readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus.

On sale November 23, 2016
US $0.99

Print Periodicals

The first print issue will be available everywhere comics are sold
On sale January 2017
US $3.99

Preview: Death of Hawkman #1

Death of Hawkman #1

Written by: Marc Andreyko
Art by: Aaron Lopresti
Cover by: Aaron Lopresti
Variant cover by: Walter Simonson

Residing on Earth and out of the hero game, Adam Strange finds himself trying to live a “normal” life, until he’s literally pulled back into adventure again when a seemingly normal Zeta beam transmission returns him to the planet Rann, where he hopes to be reunited with his beloved Alanna. But instead he finds the once-great city of Ranagar in ruins, with millions dead, and the once peaceful Alanna is now calling for the blood of Rann’s oldest enemy, Thanagar, home of the Hawkmen. Sensing something is amiss, Strange finds an ally in Hawkman, who also is trying anything possible to avert war. Don’t miss the start of this sensational new six-issue miniseries!

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Review: Death of Hawkman #1

tdohkm_cv1_dsResiding on Earth and out of the hero game, Adam Strange finds himself trying to live a “normal” life, until he’s literally pulled back into adventure again when a seemingly normal Zeta beam transmission returns him to the planet Rann, where he hopes to be reunited with his beloved Alanna. But instead he finds the once-great city of Ranagar in ruins, with millions dead, and the once peaceful Alanna is now calling for the blood of Rann’s oldest enemy, Thanagar, home of the Hawkmen. Sensing something is amiss, Strange finds an ally in Hawkman, who also is trying anything possible to avert war.

Two characters I don’t really care about? That’d be Adam Strange and Hawkman. They just never really interested me. However… Death of Hawkman #1 has me rethinking that.

Written by Marc Andreyko, Death of Hawkman is interesting in that this first issue is actually mostly about Adam Strange. Yeah, there’s a little switch in that the issue is mostly a flashback telling how Strange wound up side by side with Hawkman in the middle of a battle. That take is both unexpected and really welcome as Strange feels like the character by which we’ll be able to connect with and thus enjoy the story more.

The comic does a lot to let us know who Adam Strange is and it works. I felt kind of bad for him and I could relate to him too. This is a guy who spends his time playing video games when he wishes he was out in space and the way Andreyko does it is so good. There’s also this great tinge of Flash Gordon to it all, which I love cause that’s a character I really enjoy.

Aaron Lopresti‘s art is pretty solid and seems to work best in the war-torn areas in the beginning and end of the comic. It’s good and captures the pulp/sci-fi vibe of the series. I’m actually looking forward to seeing the next issue and the alien word and war more because that’s where I think the art really stands out.

The first issue really surprised me and feels a bit Flash Gordon with a potential buddy cop story coming. I want to see what’s going on as Andreyko has set the comic up to build on the mystery and it works for me. I think what has really sold me though is Adam Strange. This is a character I’ve never cared about, but all I want now is a pulp space adventure featuring Strange and written by Andreyko.

Story: Marc Andreyko Art: Aaron Lopresti
Story: 8.15 Art: 7.85 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Hawkman and Adam Strange Race to Save Two Worlds in Hawkman and Adam Strange: Out of Time

Writer Marc Andreyko and interior/cover artist Aaron Lopresti are teaming up for a return to the worlds of Rann and Thanagar in Hawkman and Adam Strange: Out of Time, a six-issue monthly miniseries scheduled to debut on October 5.

Residing on Earth and out of the hero game, Adam Strange finds himself trying to live a “normal” life, until he’s literally pulled back into adventure again as a seemingly normal Zeta beam transmission returns him to the planet Rann, where he hopes to be reunited with his beloved Alanna. But instead, he finds the once great city of Ranagar in ruins with millions dead, and the once peaceful Alanna is now calling for the blood of Rann’s oldest enemy, Thanagar, home of the Hawkmen.

Sensing something is amiss, Strange enlists the aid of Thanagarian policeman Katar Hol, aka Hawkman, who is also trying anything possible to avert war. Together the two try and uncover who’s really behind the destruction of Rann while at the same time preventing Rann and Thanagar from marching into interplanetary armageddon!

Hawkman and Adam Strange: Out of Time #1 arrives at comic retailers on October 5.

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