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Preview: Wonder Twins #5 (of 6)

Wonder Twins #5 (of 6)

(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Stephen Byrne
RATED T
In Shops: Jun 12, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The much-talked-about and always-topical take on the Wonder Twins continues from irreverent and witty writer Mark Russell and artist Stephen Byrne, who captures both the humor and the heart of the siblings, exiled to Earth and interning for the Justice League. A battle royal between minor-league heroes and villains ends in tragedy and a horrifying revelation, teaching the world the true price of not taking people seriously. Always-hopeful Zan and cynical Jayna confront how circumstance (more than intent) often determines who’s labeled a hero or villain.

Wonder Twins #5 (of 6)

Preview: Red Sonja (Vol.5) #5

Red Sonja (Vol.5) #5

writer: Mark Russell
artist: Mirko Colak, Robert Carey
covers: Amanda Conner (A), Joseph Michael Linsner (B), Christian Ward (C), Jenn St-Onge (D), Cosplay Variant (E)
Seduction (RI), Amanda Conner (RI-B/W), Joseph Michael Linsner (RI-B/W), Jenn St-Onge (RI-Virgin), Bob Q Seduction (RI-BW)
FC | 32 pages | Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

Like an all-consuming fire, the armies of Dragan The Magnificent pursued Sonja The Red until there was nowhere else to flee. The corpses of her people scattered before her like charred rabbits, she turned to face his exquisite wrath. And prayed in vain for death to take her quickly. The epic continues by MARK RUSSELL (Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, The Flintstones) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan).

Red Sonja (Vol.5) #5

Preview: Wonder Twins #4 (of 6)

Wonder Twins #4 (of 6)

(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Stephen Byrne
In Shops: May 08, 2019
SRP: $3.99

From the writer of two of the most critically acclaimed DC Comics of all time (THE FLINTSTONES and EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES), it’s a mind-bending new look at DC’s new alien teen sensations…the Wonder Twins! It’s spring and love is in the air-even for the Wonder Twins!-as they try to adjust to life on Earth and as interns for the Justice League. After Jayne makes an impressive showing at her new school’s science fair, the twins both get dates that don’t go as planned but the bigger threat may come from Jayne’s best friend Polly Math, daughter of reformed villain Filo Math.

Wonder Twins #4 (of 6)

Preview: Red Sonja #4

Red Sonja #4

writer: Mark Russell
artist: Mirko Colak, Bob Q
covers: Amanda Conner (A), Joseph Michael Linsner (B), Christian Ward (C), Kenneth Rocafort (D), Cosplay Variant (E)
Seduction (RI), Amanda Conner (RI-B/W), Joseph Michael Linsner (RI-B/W), Kenneth Rocafort (RI-Virgin), Bob Q Seduction (RI-BW)
FC | 32 pages | Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

“The Brothers Of Misfortune”

The Zamoran Empire musters a fleet of war chariots to rush arms and provisions to the front line. Hyrkania would be lost, were they not led by Sonja The Red, who knows it is not enough to know one’s own strength, but to understand the strengths, and weaknesses, of one’s opponents.

By award-winning writer MARK RUSSELL (Exit Stage Left, The Wonder Twins) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan).

Red Sonja #4

Dynamite Reunites Russell and Q for Red Sonja One-Shot and Upcoming Arc

This July, Dynamite will once more reunite the acclaimed creative team of Mark Russell and Bob Q for the special one-shot Red Sonja: Lord of Fools

Lord of Fools features a captivating cover by Christian Ward, who has been stunning with his covers on the ongoing series. Spinning directly out of June’s Red Sonja #6, the oversized issue includes two special, can’t-miss stories. 

First, in the eponymous tale, Mark Russell and his The Lone Rangercollaborator Bob Q execute a full length story further developing the swords and sorcery political intrigue that has fans savoring the series. While Dragan the Magnificent is busy warring with Sonja the Red, his son Cyril is back at the capital palace of the Zamoran Empire. The high priest Oracon regales him with the philosophy of the Lord of Fools, and this may yet reveal a deep secret that could unravel Dragan’s entire house of cards. 

In a second short tale, Russell joins artist Katie O’Meara to tell the lore building story of Cerkus, Sonja the Red’s tongue of fire. Both stories are complemented by the unparalleled talent of series regular colorist Dearbhla Kelly and letterer Hassan Ostmane-Elhaou.

Following Lord of Fools, Bob Q will take take over as the primary artist on Red Sonja from Mirko Colak for issues 7-9, then for Colak to return for issue 10. With the seeds planted in Lord of Fools and perhaps even some hints in his prior flashback scenes, fans will not want to miss Bob Q’s upcoming arc on the series.

Check out a handful of work in progress pages from both Bob and Katie, with letters by Hassan.

Red Sonja: Lord of Fools

Preview: Wonder Twins #3 (of 6)

Wonder Twins #3 (of 6)

(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Stephen Byrne
In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Exiled from their homeworld and still trying to adjust to life on Earth as normal teenage high school students and interns for the Justice League, Zan and Jayna find themselves attacked in their own home by the League of Annoyance. Now separated and unable to use their amazing powers of transformation, the twins find themselves forced to rely on Zan’s new pet monkey Gleek for help-but does the plucky purple primate even like his new owner enough to give a monkey’s butt about these young heroes?

Wonder Twins #3 (of 6)

Preview: Red Sonja (Vol. 5) #3

Red Sonja (Vol. 5) #3

writer: Mark Russell
artist: Mirko Colak, Bob Q
covers: Amanda Conner (A), Joseph Michael Linsner (B), Christian Ward (C), Julian Totino Tedesco (D), Cosplay Variant (E)
Seduction (RI), Amanda Conner (RI-B/W), Joseph Michael Linsner (RI-B/W), Julian Totino Tedesco (RI-Virgin), Bob Q Seduction (RI-BW)
FC | 32 pages | Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

TREMBLE BEFORE THE VICTORIOUS QUEEN SONJA OF HYRKANIA! …for now. Yea, she outwitted Dragan The Magnificent, but it is a fleeting triumph. Spies and vipers surround, awaiting the perfect time to strike. A tale of tact, trust and trepidation, by MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones, The Wonder Twins) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan).

Red Sonja (Vol. 5) #3

Preview: Wonder Twins #2 (of 6)

Wonder Twins #2 (of 6)

(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Stephen Byrne
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

After being exiled from their homeworld, alien, shape-shifting brother/sister duo Jayna and Zan take on the traditional Earth custom of a high school field trip…to a local LexCorp prison? If they’re being honest, their after-school assignment from the Justice League is what they’re really looking forward to: taking on vampiric menace Drunkula, a villain from the League of Annoyance! And what’s this guy the Scrambler up to, anyway? Plus: Gleek debuts!

Second Coming Finds a New Publisher in AHOY Comics

AHOY Comics has been innovating comics since the publisher debuted in 2018 and they have shown they have no fear about protests as they are the new publisher behind Second Coming.

Written by Mark Russell with art by Richard Pace, Second Coming was to be published by Vertigo but the creative team and DC Comics imprint parted ways in February. Andy Troy joins the creative team coloring sequences not colored by Pace.

The story about a returning Jesus Christ saw protests from the religious right which found it blasphemous due to its depiction of Jesus. That protest was led by far-right leaders and controversy was stoked by clickbait channels who saw ratings in coverage. A petition against the series received more than 235,000 signatures. None have read the comic.

The series’ description sounds far from that and instead has a superhero forced to reexamine his use of violence when confronted by Christ, his new roommate. The series will focus on the change of Christ’s message of forgiveness and empathy to one of domination and power.

This isn’t the first religious focused comic by AHOY comics. Their series High Heaven is a satirical look at the afterlife.

The move to AHOY has allowed the creators to improve the series. The first issue will include six extra pages focused on Christ’s memories of a childhood friend during his first visit to Earth. Some changes requested by Vertigo, like less coarse language and adding fig leaves to Adam and Eve, will be undone allowing the comic to be closer to the original vision of the creators.

The cover of Second Coming #1 by Amanda Conner

Preview: Red Sonja (Vol.5) #2

Red Sonja (Vol.5) #2

writer: Mark Russell
artist: Mirko Colak
covers: Amanda Conner (A), Joseph Michael Linsner (B), Christian Ward (C), Joe Jusko (D), Cosplay Variant (E)
Seduction (RI), Amanda Conner (RI-B/W), Joseph Michael Linsner (RI-B/W), Joe Jusko (RI-Virgin), Seduction (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

THE SHE-DEVIL WITH A SWORD IS QUEEN OF HYRKANIA! LONG MAY SHE REIGN!

Dragan The Magnificent marches his massive Zamoran army to do battle with Sonja’s puny Hyrkanianforces. Any other monarch would retreat in cowardly fear. But Sonja will rely on the lessons she learned at THE COURT OF THE KHITAI, and empty her nephew Kryon’s BROTHERS OF MISFORTUNE…

The epic ongoing continues, by MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones, The Wonder Twins) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan).

NOTE: Order 15 or more copies of Red Sonja #2 (Covers A-E any combination) and qualify to have your order made fully returnable.

Red Sonja (Vol.5) #2
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