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Preview: Daredevil Annual #1

Daredevil Annual #1

(W) Erica Schultz (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Shane Davis
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $4.99

Misty, meet the Devil!
You know Daredevil as the Man Without Fear, the protector of Hell’s Kitchen. But once upon a time, Daredevil was just the newest super-suit on the block – and NYPD Detective Mercedes “Misty” Knight was just a cop on the job. So when she places Daredevil at the scene of a crime, sparks will fly – and not the good kind. Award-winning crime writer Erica Schultz teams with fan-favorite artist Marcio Takara to bring you a story of street-level heroism in the early days of the Marvel Universe!

Preview: Green Arrow #40

Green Arrow #40

(W) Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Tyler Kirkham
In Shops: May 02, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“THE CHILDREN OF VAHKAR” finale! Nothing and his army have left Green Arrow for dead in the desert. In order to get himself back to full strength and take out the army, Green Arrow will have to team up with a band of rebel heroes in Vahkar – but will they trust him? Or will he only find himself with more enemies to fight?

Preview: Green Arrow #39

Green Arrow #39

(W) Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Tyler Kirkham
In Shops: Apr 04, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“THE CHILDREN OF VAHKAR” part one! Following a hellish year in Seattle, Oliver Queen heads to the war-torn city of Vahkar to use his considerable resources to help its starving citizens. But Oliver soon finds himself in over his head when he discovers that Vakhar is being run by a mysterious new warlord known as NOTHING…and all the town’s children have gone missing. Oliver Queen can’t save the children of Vakhar…but can Green Arrow?

Preview: Irredeemable Premier Vol. 5 HC

Irredeemable Premier Vol. 5 HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Diego Barreto, Damian Couceiro, Marcio Takara
Cover Artist: Designed by Michelle Ankley
Price: $34.99

Once the world’s most beloved superhero and now the world’s most terrifying supervillain, The Plutonian’s unstoppable rampage concludes here! When the Plutonian is offered redemption in exchange for saving the world, the enduring question will finally be answered: can a man be so evil as to be truly IRREDEEMABLE? Collects Irredeemable #32-37 and Incorruptible #25-26.

Preview: Red Hood and the Outlaws #19

Red Hood and the Outlaws #19

(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Mike McKone
In Shops: Feb 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“Date Night”! By day, Artemis and Red Hood are teammates, but tonight they’re going out on their first date. Tonight they’re leaving Crime Alley behind and sampling the finer things Gotham City has to offer, including a surprise visit to the Batcave! With his friends gone for the night, how will Bizarro spend his free time? And what’s the deal with Artemis’ warning from last issue? Answers will definitely be revealed.

Preview: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #18

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #18

(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Yanick Paquette
In Shops: Jan 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“Eco-Deadly!” Tasked with a new mission by the secretive Spyral, Huntress enlists Batgirl and Black Canary to help infiltrate an exclusive tech conference. Searching for an arms dealer masquerading as a tech investor, the Birds of Prey must uncover the mysterious plans for Weather Wizard’s missing wand before the City of Lights finds itself plunged into permanent darkness.

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14

Julie and Shawna Benson serve up a girl powered romp through the woods and the streets of Gotham in Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14. The Bensons tell a fun tale of Batgirl holding down the fort while her teammates supervise a field trip. Things are quite mundane on both ends until the Birds have to fight off an ancient spirit and Batgirl needs an assist from Poison Ivy and Catwoman to break up a gang turf war. The Birds and Batgirl both end up missing each other but find pleasure in knowing they can handle things on their own.

Marcio Takara‘s low key, throwback-esque art style adds an interesting element to the storytelling structure. There isn’t a hint of male gaze in the work. The panels are rich and inviting and they really help to move the story along.

The Bensons serve up a fun story about the women being able to handle things alone but they’re stronger together. There’s also some extra girl power points given to them for having Catwoman and Poison Ivy be Batgirl’s first choice when she needs back up. It’s a nice message to send that when you’re in trouble you can lean on other women first.

I truly enjoyed this issue. It wasn’t as intense or story arc driven as the things I’m used to but it was a nice change of pace. The issue focused on the simpler and fun campy things about the Birds of Prey. Things are tense enough in the real world so having a mellow, pure, low key fun issue to read was nice escape.

Story: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson Art: Marcio Takara
Story: 8.7 Art: 8.4 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14

(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Yanick Paquette
In Shops: Sep 13, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“Field Trip!” Helena Bertinelli, a.k.a. Huntress, thought it would be a good idea to get her class of students out of Gotham City for a day…unfortunately, trouble follows the Birds of Prey wherever they go! Can the Birds complete a mission without this curiously perceptive bunch of kids catching on?

DC Weekly Graphic Novel Review: Dark Days, Looney Tunes, Mother Panic and More

It’s Wednesday which means new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. We talk a few single comic issues from DC Comics as well as briefly go over three trades. Reviewed are:

Dark Days: The Forge #1 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, John Romita Jr., Scott Williams, Klaus Janson, and Danny Miki.

Legion of Super-Heroes/Bugs Bunny #1 by Sam Humphries, Tom Grummett, and Juan Manuel Ortiz.

Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian #1 by Steve Orlando, Frank Barbiere, Aaron Lopresti, Jim Fannine, and John Loter.

Mother Panic Vol. 1 A Work in Progress collecting issues 1-6 by Jody Houser, Tommy Lee Edwards, and Shawn Crystal.

Nightwing Vol. 2 Back to Bludhaven collecting issues #9-15 by Tim Seeley, Marcio Takara, Minkyu Jung, and Marcus To.

Teen Titans Vol. 1 Damian Knows Best collecting Teen Titans: Rebirth #1 and #1-5 by Ben Percy, Khoi Pham, Diogenes Neves, Wade Von Grawbadger, Ruy Jose, Sean Parsons, and Jonboy Meyers

Find out what the trades have in store and whether you should grab yourself a copy. You can find both in comic stores June 14 and bookstores June 20.

Get your copy now. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Dark Days: The Forge #1
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

Legion of Super-Heroes/Bugs Bunny #1
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian #1
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

Mother Panic Vol. 1 A Work in Progress
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

Nightwing Vol. 2 Back to Bludhaven
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

Teen Titans Vol. 1 Damian Knows Best
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW


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Preview: Nightwing Vol. 2 Back to Blüdhaven

Nightwing Vol. 2 Back to Blüdhaven

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Marcio Takara, Minkyu Jung (A/CA) Marcus To
In Shops: Jun 14, 2017
SRP: $16.99

Nightwing takes off for the city of Blüdhaven, hoping to find a fresh start. Instead, he finds foes who’ve waited years for payback against the one-time Boy Wonder as a serial killer stalks the streets, framing him for crimes he didn’t commit. Collects NIGHTWING #9-15!

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