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Preview: Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle #2

Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle #2

writers: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo
artist: Moritat, Dimi Macheras
covers: Mike McKone (A), Rodney Buchemi (B), Moritat (C), Cosplay Photo Variant (D-Sub)
Moritat (RI-B/W), Rodney Buchemi (RI-B/W), Mike McKone (RI-B/W)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen +

With 24 hours to find a missing man and save her village from extermination, Sheena must trespass deeper into the forest than she has ever gone before!

Preview: Batwoman #2

Batwoman #2

(W) Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV (A/CA) Steve Epting
In Shops: Apr 19, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“The Many Arms Of Death” part two! The criminal haven of Coryana has changed completely in the years since Batwoman left! The biggest change of all? Her closest friends are now her enemies – or they’re corpses! It’s time for Kate Kane to cut to the heart of what’s happening here, and find out who brought the deadly bioweapon Monster Venom into Coryana…but she might get her own heart cut out in the process, by the unbeatable assassin known as the Knife!

Exclusive Preview: DC Comics Bombshells #13

DC Comics Bombshells #13

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Ming Doyle

Yes we can! As the war continues, Wonder Woman gets newly named and newly enlisted into the Bombshells under an American infantry division to help fight against the Axis.

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

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Kickstarter Spotlight: The Broken Frontier Anthology

bfanthology_RRodriguezcoverby Tyler Chin-Tanner

The Broken Frontier anthology brings together some of the brightest talents in mainstream and indie comics today, to tell their own stories about pushing beyond the limits and exploring the great unknown.

All the stories in the anthology are completely creator-owned which means that writers and artists have the freedom to explore new concepts, or finally tell that one story that’s been bouncing around in their heads for years. And judging by the response we got from so many established creators, it’s pretty clear that projects like this are vital in the comics industry.

I’ve always enjoyed the freedom of independent publishing and have done my best work under those conditions. Here at Graphic Policy I was given a very positive review for my last graphic novel, American Terrorist, which was about protest and revolution in the U.S. My new story for the Broken Frontier anthology, The Wall, also has some political undertones, but they’re set in an alternate dystopian universe.

bfanthology_bookplateBut don’t worry, I won’t let politics get in the way of a good story. And I’m working with the amazing Toby Cypress (White Suits, Rodd Racer) on this and he’s known for his fast lines and dynamic artwork, so he’ll make sure we keep the pace up.

I can say with total conviction that I’m excited about each and every story in the anthology. Greg Pak and Tom Raney have a soldier with a phantom limb fighting against ghosts. David Hine and Mark Stafford are setting the scene for an existential murder mystery. Fred Van Lente and Alison Sampson are exploring some interesting cultural norms with their female superhero. Marguerite Bennett is telling a tale of folk lore with a park ranger in Alaska. And I’ve already read all of Noah Van Sciver’s story, Down In A Hole, as that one’s in the can. What a great story!

I know this is going to be an incredible book, one that really resonates with readers as something that goes beyond your typical anthology. But we need to fund this project in order to make it happen.

While we’re no longer picking crowd funding projects to spotlight on our site, we’re allowing project creators to make their case for their project on our platform. We remind individuals, we don’t endorse any of these projects, and that by supporting any crowd funding project, you’re taking any risks associated with doing so. – the Management

Swords of Sorrow Expands with New Tie-Ins

Dynamite Entertainment has announced that Swords of Sorrow, the epic crossover of female characters conceived of by fan-favorite and bestselling writer Gail Simone, will continue to expand its reach in June and July with new tie-in comic book projects, each helmed by a female writer. In June, Dynamite will debut Swords of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris & Irene Adler, a three-issue miniseries by Leah Moore, as well as the Swords of Sorrow: Black Sparrow & Lady Zorro Special by Erica Schultz. One month later, the three-part Swords of Sorrow: Red Sonja / Jungle Girl miniseries will release its first issue, written by Marguerite Bennett. The tie-in storylines, created to explore ideas introduced in Simone’s core series, will run concurrently throughout the summer with Swords of Sorrow and additional announced tie-in titles.

In June, writer Erica Schultz will team with artist Cristhian Crizam Zamora to deliver Swords of Sorrow: Black Sparrow / Lady Zorro, a one-shot special that unites the Western heroine with the shady mercenary first introduced in the pages of The Shadow. In the done-in-one issue, Lady Zorro and The Black Sparrow join forces to fight a wicked prince’s Shards of Chaos in a prehistoric land.

Also that month, writer Leah Moore returns to Dynamite on Swords of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris & Irene Adler #1, the first chapter in a miniseries illustrated by Francesco Manna. Moore’s previous work at the company included several stints as co-writer on various Sherlock Holmes series, so her return to explore the resourceful Holmes character Irene Adler is sure to be well-received by fans. Issue #1 will reintroduce Adler as a fugitive, a master of disguise, and a femme fatale, but even she is surprised to find herself made bounty hunter, tracking savage foes across the grimy streets of London. Meanwhile, in a far-off world, Princess Dejah Thoris (of Dynamite’s Warlord of Mars series) is defending Barsoom against an influx of trespassers and ready to put the guilty to her sword. The world-colliding events of Swords of Sorrow then bring these dangerous women together, with unexpected results.

In July, writer Marguerite Bennett will bring together two of Dynamite’s most action-oriented characters in Swords of Sorrow: Red Sonja / Jungle Girl #1, featuring art by Mirka Andolfo.

Artist Jay Anacleto will provide the cover artwork for both Swords of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris & Irene Adler and Swords of Sorrow: Red Sonja / Jungle Girl #1, while artist Joyce Chin is contributing cover artwork to the Swords of Sorrow: Black Sparrow & Lady Zorro Special.

Swords of Sorrow and related titles will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ Previews catalog and will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.

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Review: Earth-2 #29 and World’s End #9

earth 2 - covWhen DC Comics announced that it was launching the new 52, it did so under the auspices of trying something new, and made it known that it was time for a new wave of creativity, hoping to fabricate their own version of a new age of comics.  While this relaunch has been successful to varying degrees, the question about whether anything new came of the relaunch is a bigger question.  In most cases the only new change was a different roster for a team or a new costume for a character.  If fans truly wanted something different, one series rapidly became known for its unconventional approach to its story and that was Earth-2.  Here DC’s Trinity has died, and a succession of heroes have taken their spots, with such unconventional casting as with Lois Lane being the new Red Tornado, this is clearly the place to come to at DC for something different.

Despite this approach to the characters, readers have barely had a chance to catch their breath in the ongoing stories, most of which have to do with an attack on Earth, first by Steppenwolf and then by Apokolips itself.  With so many story lines running concurrently it became a necessity to spill the stories over into an ongoing weekly series labeled World’s End, which at times takes on a feel of the series 52, weaving parallel but separate stories together, until we get to a point of congruence for the characters to deal with a crisis, only to separate again.  This is where the combined series have stood since the launch of the World’s End weekly, and for the first time, these two issues coming out in a single week act as an ongoing story, each tying directly into the other in a non-stop narrative.  The cover and most of the story for the monthly Earth-2 title features Barbara Grayson and focuses on some of the commonalities of a post-apocalyptic world, notably the cults that begin to worship death and the coming apocalypse.  This story in itself was engaging, but it too carried over into the weekly earth 2 we - covseries for its resolution, making reading both a necessity. While the monthly focused on the Graysons, the weekly gives each of the ongoing story lines some attention, though still focused on Apokolips’s Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

On the whole, this is a series that has not really ever stopped for a break, at least not after a relatively slow build in to the ongoing war that consumes the majority of the focus of the series.  The creative team has done well across the run so far to keep the momentum going, and it doesn’t seem like there will be soon an issue where the characters are sitting on the beach relaxing.  Equally though, the entire series will appear to be convoluted and overly complicated to someone interested in any particular issue.  These two issues stand alongside the others, not as the best of the series, and to be honest, probably not even as good as a lot of the issues, but it keeps the story moving and pushes the characters closer to their next crisis point.

Story: Marguerite Bennet, Mike Johnson and Daniel H. Wilson Art: Andy Smith, Tyler Kirkham, John Livesay, Stephen Segovia, Jason Paz, Robson Rocha Guillermo Ortego, Eduardo Pansica and Walden Wong
Story: 8.1 Art: 8.1 Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Read

DC Announces Earth 2: World’s End Weekly Series

In February, DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio said “We are going to have another weekly series kicking off in October that will be set in the current DCU timeline that will have direct implications on what’s happening with the five years later storyline. And you’ll see a level of connectivity that I think will help really bring into focus where we see the future of the DCU heading.”

DC Comics has announced this year’s third weekly series–Earth 2: World’s End. Launching in October 2014, Earth 2: World’s End will be written by Daniel H. Wilson, Tom Taylor, Paul Levitz, Marguerite Bennet, and Mike Johnson and will feature art by Eddy Barrows, Jorge Jimenez, Stephen Segovia, Paulo Siqeira, and Tyler Kirkham.

As Earth 2 burns under the fires and fury of Apokolips, the planet’s few heroes unite to wage a futile war for survival against a dark god of unimaginable and unmatched power.