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The Infected: King Shazam! #1 Gets a First Look

The Infected: King Shazam! #1

Written by Sina Grace
Art by Joe Bennett
Inks by Belardino Brabo and Matt Santorelli
Colors by Hi-Fi
Cover art by David Marquez
In Shops: Nov 06, 2019
Final Orders Due: Oct 14, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Billy Batson is a good kid. Well… he was. Following the events of Batman/Superman and “Year of the Villain,” Shazam is now one of the Infected! One of DC’s greatest heroes has seen his soul turned black by the Batman Who Laughs—and Shazam’s on a journey to punch a bunch of so-called “gods” in the face and show the establishment exactly what the future looks like. The Infected: King Shazam, from writer Sina Grace (Iceman, Go Go Power Rangers) and artist Joe Bennett (Immortal Hulk), is the first spotlight one-shot focusing on the heroes infected by the Batman Who Laughs, leading the way to the December-debuting Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen!

The Infected: King Shazam! #1

Preview: Adventures of the Super Sons #11 (of 12)

Adventures of the Super Sons #11 (of 12)

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Carlo Barberi, Matt Santorelli (CA) Dan Mora
RATED T
In Shops: Jun 05, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Superboy and Robin have been chased through the galaxy by Rex Luthor and his band of murdering minors…and at last the final battle has begun! Using the Dimensional Cube and a brand-new, shiny army of prison planet escapees, Rex has opened the portal to Earth to start his invasion! But Jon and Damian have an army of their own, and when you’re backed by a cybernetic cowboy, an intergalactic ride-share program and several hundred “planeteers,” how could you not put up an epic fight?!

Adventures of the Super Sons #11 (of 12)

Preview: Adventures of the Super Son #10 (of 12)

Adventures of the Super Son #10 (of 12)

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Scott Godlewski, Matt Santorelli (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: May 01, 2019
SRP: $3.99

It’s the runaway train from hell! Superboy and Robin better hold on for dear life as they ride a 20-megaton cosmic engine of mass combustion (that’s a pun!) into their final battle with Rex Luthor! But Rex has got a brand-new army of shiny young super-villains ready to conquer all they survey…will the son of Batman and the son of Superman be enough to stop him?

Adventures of the Super Son #10 (of 12)

Review: New Super-Man and the Justice League of China

New Super-Man and the Justice League of China

One of the best things about The Flash television show has been its supporting cast. The character of Barry Allen is pretty compelling, but who surrounds him is just as interesting. Cisco Ramone and Caitlin Snow started out foils for the main character but have slowly across the seasons become formidable in their own right. Then there is the West family, who Barry was raised by and with.

Joe West has been Barry’s father figure and mentor. Iris’s role in Barry’s life has been a bit more complicated. She grew as his “sister” but eventually became his love interest. Her role in the comics has been more marginalized than what has been portrayed in the show, which only has made the television show even more interesting. In the final volume of Kong Kenan’s escapades in China we find out just how Laney Lan’s role in her reporting of New Superman and The Justice League of China has brought her to the forefront of the action.

We find Kong Kenan at Justice League of China’s headquarters high in the mountains, as he is trying to meditate and put together the lessons his master, I-Ching has given him. Meanwhile, the League goes up against a new threat, by the name of Sleaz, a fight which catches the ire of the Green Lantern Corps of China. As tensions rise between the League and the Corps, their tender alliance is eventually tested when a North Korean prisoner, seeks the League’s protection.

Overall, a satisfying conclusion to a series that dared to be different and became something so much more than just a riff on what we’ve seen elsewhere. The story by Gene Luen Yang is funny, smart, action packed, and well developed. The art by Brent Peeples and Matt Santorelli is gorgeous. Altogether, an exquisite study in how familiar character types could be cast in different parts of the world.

Story: Gene Luen Yang Art: Brent Peeples and Matt Santorelli
Story: 10 Art: 9.7 Overall: 9.8 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Adventures of the Super Sons #8 (of 12)

Adventures of the Super Sons #8 (of 12)

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Carlo Barberi, Matt Santorelli (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: Mar 06, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Incarcerated on the prison planet of Takron-Galtos, Superboy and Robin face off against their fellow inmate Rex Luthor and the newest members of the Gang! But Robin has a plan, and it involves a piece of glittering jewelry called a Green Lantern ring! Be here for the start of “No Evil Shall Escape Their Sight”!

Adventures of the Super Sons #8 (of 12)

Preview: Adventures of the Super Sons #7 (of 12)

Adventures of the Super Sons #7 (of 12)

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Carlo Barberi, Matt Santorelli (CA) Dan Mora
RATED T
In Shops: Feb 06, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Locked in an intergalactic juvenile detention facility, Superboy and Robin meet the youngest…and meanest…Green Lantern ever! Well, sort of a GL. Mostly a GL. Really more of a trainee, but don’t tell the bad guys, okay? Plus, Joker Jr. returns…the clown who may be the boys’ last, best hope to stop the Gang!

Adventures of the Super Sons #7 (of 12)

Preview: Titans #27

Titans #27

(W) Dan Abnett (A) Brent Peeples, Matt Santorelli (CA) Clayton Henry
In Shops: Oct 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Newly awakened metahuman Ionbound suffers a fateful transformation that rocks the Titans team to their core. If they can’t save these Source Wall victims, what good is their latest mission? But does this development hold the key to helping them? Or is it a harbinger of more death and destruction to come? That’s a lot of questions to answer; good thing there are two issues this month to cover all that ground!

Preview: Titans #26

Titans #26

(W) Dan Abnett (A) Brent Peeples, Matt Santorelli (CA) Brandon Peterson
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Spinning out of events in issue #25, Donna is on the trail of the newly revitalized Blood Cult, whose evil experiments have transformed an entire town into bloodthirsty zombies! Plus, Miss Martian must wrestle with her own inner demons before she completely loses control!

Preview: Titans #24

Titans #24

(W) Dan Abnett (A) Brent Peeples, Matt Santorelli (CA) Brandon Peterson
In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $3.99

As if the Source Wall incursions causing a metagene pandemic weren’t enough, team dysfunction threatens this latest iteration of the Titans before their new mission even gets off the ground! Night-wing and Miss Martian butt heads over the team’s M.O. as the fate of the latest metahuman hangs in the balance! They’d better get their act together, because one of the Titans won’t be coming home from this Source Wall mission-and it’s not a vacation day!

Preview: The Terrifics #6

The Terrifics #6

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Joe Bennett, Sandra Hope, Matt Santorelli (CA) Dale Eaglesham
In Shops: Jul 25, 2018
SRP: $2.99

No one escapes Element World! The Terrifics find themselves out of their, uh, element in a battle to save a town turned into elemental monsters. With Metamorpho and Mr. Terrific out of commission, Phantom Girl battles the Kingdom of Gas (insert joke here), while Plastic Man tries to survive the Domain of Rock by turning it up to 11. All this, and the source of the Terrifics’ terrible tragedies has one more masterstroke: Tom Strong must die!

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