Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies, is now available on Digital, and arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack this Tuesday – May 19, 2020.
Culminating a seven-year, 15-film animated journey that began with the release of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox in 2013, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War finds Earth decimated after intergalactic tyrant Darkseid has devastated the Justice League in a poorly executed war by the DC Super Heroes. Now the remaining bastions of good – the Justice League, Teen Titans, Suicide Squad, and assorted others – must regroup, strategize and take the war to Darkseid in order to save the planet and its surviving inhabitants. This is truly the war to end all wars, and only the victor will live to enjoy the spoils.
This all-new clip that features a fairly bored Etrigan (voiced by Ray Chase) taking on an entire brigade of ninjas from the League of Assassins. Also featured are Lady Shiva (voiced by Sachie Alessio), Constantine (Matt Ryan) and Superman (Jerry O’Connell).
In these uncertain times, new solutions are being found in the comic industry. That includes new distribution, new release schedules, and even new use of technology. DC has shifted their Digital Firsts program to now run seven days a week with a new release every day!
Check out what you can expect this upcoming week.
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #2
“Against the Odds” by Rob Venditti, Paul Pelletier, Drew Hennessy, Adriano Lucas, and Clayton Cowles Purchase: Kindle – comiXology
Someone is running bets on Superman’s exploits throughout Metropolis and putting ordinary citizens in harm’s way. Can Superman locate this villainous gambler in time or will the house take all?!
Batman: Gotham Nights #2
“Bad Actors” by Michael Grey, Ryan Benjamin, Richard Friend, Alex Sinclair, and Troy Peteri Purchase: Kindle – comiXology
It’s a mad dash as Batman races to stop a murderous plan—but when the villain is revealed to be in two places at once, and the victim turns out to be not so innocent, Batman must make the ultimate choice in a fight against Clayface.
Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace #2
“The Curse of K2” by Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran, Hi-Fi, and Travis Lanham Purchase: Kindle – comiXology
Wonder Woman must rescue Lois Lane on an expedition to the treacherous mountain K2! Lois is hot on the trail of a missing group of female climbers who are hoping to conquer the peak. But what dangers lurk in k2’s snow-covered caverns—and can Princess Diana keep the Daily Planet’s intrepid reporter safe?
Aquaman: Deep Dives #2
“Sea Devils” by Michael Grey, Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan, Hi-Fi, and Wes Abbott Purchase: Kindle – comiXology
Aquaman and the Sea Devils team up to stop a group of polluters—and a radioactive creature from the deep!
Flash: Fastest Man Alive #2
“Run Like There’s No Tomorrow” by Gail Simone, Clayton Henry, Marcelo Maiolo, and Rob Leigh Purchase: Kindle – comiXology
A time-traveling soldier arrives in Central City and her mission is to kill the Fastest Man Alive! But what is it that the Flash did (or will do) to destroy her world—and is there a way he can prevent it without dying?
DC Super Hero Girls: Infinite Frenemies #2
“Panicked at the Disco” by Amanda Deibert, Erich Owen, and Gabriela Downie Purchase: Kindle – comiXology
It’s time for the greatest teenage tradition of them all: the school formal! But when Livewire attacks and sets everyone’s toes a-tapping, the girls will have to put on their dancing shoes to save the day!
Swamp Thing: New Roots #2
“Everything Eats, Everything Dies!” by Mark Russell, Marco Santucci, John Kalisz, and Dave Sharpe Purchase: Kindle – comiXology
Swamp Thing scours the bayou when an old friend goes missing, but all the while, an unexpected enemy is coming for Swamp Thing himself…
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(W) Robert Venditti (A) Doug Mahnke, Matt Ryan (CA) Bryan Hitch In Shops: Mar 18, 2020 SRP: $3.99
All secrets revealed! Caught in the Justice League’s trap, the Eradicator reveals the truth hidden in his circuits. And as Superman confronts his past defeat, it’s up to Wonder Woman to make a decision that will divide the team. The no-holds-barred war between the League and a murder machine with Superman’s face concludes!
Want to know what inspired the Bloodshot film starring Vin Diesel? Bloodshot: Definitive Edition has you covered collecting issues #0-13!
Story: Duane Swierczynski, Matt Kindt Art: Manuel Garcia, Arturo Lozzi, Barry Kitson, Matthew Clark, Matt Ryan, Stefano Gaudiano, Mark Pennington, Clayton Crain, ChrisCross Color: Ian Hannin, Moose Baumann, Brian Reber, Chris Sotomayor Letterer: Rob Steen, Dave Sharpe
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Written by Robert Venditti Art by Aaron Lopresti and Matt Ryan Colored by David Baron Cover by Bryan Hitch In shops February 19, 2020 Final orders due January 27, 2020 SRP: $3.99
The Eradicator and His Supermen Continue their Assault on the Justice League!
Robert Venditti, Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan and David Baron continue the “Invasion of the Supermen” in Justice League #41!
Eradicator and his strike team of enhanced Daxamites sweep across Earth with devastating consequences! The Justice League finds itself battered and overwhelmed by an enemy more powerful than even Superman. Batman and Green Lantern plan a counter assault, but it can’t work without the Flash, whose connection to the Speed Force has become unpredictable—and possibly fatal. With the team at half-strength, will it be enough to hold their enemies at bay?
Check out this first look at pages from Justice League #41 by Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan, and David Baron!
(W) Kyle Higgins (A) Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan (CA) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy In Shops: Jan 15, 2020 SRP: $3.99
The countdown to Aquababy has begun! As the birth of Aquaman and Mera’s child grows near, don’t miss this special interlude issue! In a story that takes place days after Aquaman and Mera’s engagement, a violent encounter with the resurgent Kingdom of the Trench leads to an unexpected outcome, and the conflict sheds new light on Aquaman and Mera’s plans for their future.
I honestly don’t remember the original Infinite Crisis. It’s an event I might have read but the specifics are something that don’t stick out. So, I generally went into Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Infinite Crisis #1 with a pretty clean slate as to what to expect.
Written by James Tynion IV, Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Infinite Crisis #1 is an entertaining issue though feels like a story we’ve seen before in other DC series and storylines.
In this Dark Multiverse take on the original story, Ted Kord survives his encounter with Maxwell Lord. From there, it’s a story of power and corruption that we’ve seen many times before.
Like other Tales From the Dark Multiverse, the problem is the issue packs in a lot to one oversized issue. It’s something that would have benefited from an issue or two to expand or a series of miniseries taking place over a month. Kord’s survival also sets off a series of changes and events that are touched upon and only some of the most die-hard DC fans will appreciate it. There’s just a lot packed in and a lot touched upon without much depth.
The art by Aaron Lopresti is solid. With ink by Matt Ryan, color by Romulo Fajardo, Jr., and lettering by Rob Leigh the look of the comic is a nice mix of styles. The end is a blend that feels like what was being released during the time of the original series. There’s some great design as the series progresses and the team does an excellent job of creating lots of dramatic moments while having to pack in a lot into the issue.
The comic is entertaining and as a “what if” story it does a solid job. Issues remain that the real impact is for those who read the original series and know more of the references. The comic also packs in a lot leaving readers to ponder some of the more interesting aspects mentioned but not seen. It’s an entertaining issue but might be one more for fans of the original event.
Story: James Tynion IV Art: Aaron Lopresti Ink: Matt Ryan Color: Romulo Fajardo, Jr. Letters: Rob Leigh Story: 7.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read
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Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Infinite Crisis #1
(W) James Tynion IV (A) Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan (CA) Lee Weeks In Shops: Nov 27, 2019 SRP: $5.99
DC’s mega-event “Infinite Crisis” saw the destruction of the Trinity, the rise of Alexander Luthor and Superboy-Prime, and the rebirth of the Multiverse…but it all started with Ted Kord, the Blue Beetle, who saw it all coming and died with secrets that could’ve saved the world. But…things happened differently in the Dark Multiverse! Not only does Blue Beetle survive- he thrives! And after killing Maxwell Lord himself, Ted sets off a chain of events that irreversibly alters the lives of the Justice League and his best friend, Booster Gold. In trying to prevent a crisis, Blue Beetle becomes the Crisis…and the Dark Multiverse will never be the same.
Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Infinite Crisis #1
Written by James Tynion IV Art by Aaron Lopresti and Matt Ryan Cover art by Lee Weeks In Shops: Nov 27, 2019 Final Orders Due: Oct 28, 2019 SRP: $5.99
DC’s mega-event Infinite Crisis saw the dissolution of the Trinity, the rise of Alexander Luthor and Superboy-Prime, and the rebirth of the Multiverse…but it started with Ted Kord, the Blue Beetle, who saw it all coming and died with secrets that could’ve saved the world.
But…things happened differently in the Dark Multiverse! In the fourth Tales from the Dark Multiverse one-shot, not only does Blue Beetle survive—he thrives! And after killing Maxwell Lord himself, Ted sets off a chain of events that irreversibly alters the lives of the Justice League and his best friend, Booster Gold. In trying to prevent a crisis, Blue Beetle becomes the Crisis…and the Dark Multiverse will never be the same.