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Preview: The Joker Annual 2021 #1

The Joker Annual 2021 #1

(W) James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Francesco Francavilla
In Shops: Nov 30, 2021
SRP: $5.99

His first year of being GCPD police commissioner was an intense challenge for James Gordon. He battled corruption in the ranks, his marriage was in shambles, and the vigilante Batman was clearly welcoming new recruits with the appearance of Batgirl. And The Joker picked his moment to unleash hell!

Joker Annual 2021 #1

Preview: DC vs. Vampires #2

DC vs. Vampires #2

Written by: Matthew Rosenberg, James Tynion IV
Art by: Otto Schmidt

The war for the very survival of the human race has begun! A mysterious new vampire lord has already put a plan in motion to conquer the Earth, and the first step is-destroy the Justice League! But the World’s Greatest Detective might be Earth’s last hope, and it’s time for the Bat-Family to hunt!

DC vs. Vampires #2

Preview: Task Force Z #2

Task Force Z #2

Written by: Matthew Rosenberg
Art by: Eddy Barrows

After Task Force Z’s first bloodbath-err, sorry, first mission-goes awry, Red Hood must rethink how to lead a team of unstable monsters against some of the most organized ranks of Lazarus resin dealers in the world. To manage this unruly bunch, Jason Todd is going to need a deputy in the field whom he can trust to be his eyes and ears…but on this team, such an ask isn’t limited to the living. A ghost from Suicide Squad past returns in the cameo no one will see coming (that’s a clue)! Plus: Bane’s rampage, the Resurrection Twins get carried away, and more clues to the secret identity of the team’s benefactor!

Task Force Z #2

Review: DC vs. Vampires #2

DC vs. Vampires #2

A good Elseworlds type story takes the familiar and spins it in an unfamiliar way. It catches you off guard and results in a story that keeps you on your toes. The basics might be there as far as characters and settings but the details are often different or those familiar characters are placed up against impossible odds. DC vs. Vampires #2 continues this spin on that with a story that has the superheroes, and villains, of the DC Universe facing a possible war with the vampire nation.

The debut issue set things up nicely with Andrew Bennett on the run and looking for allies. The détente between vampires and humans is over with new vampire leadership looking to shake things up. In the lead up to the war, the vampire nation has been eliminating obstacles or bringing others to their sides. That mission includes numerous villains as well as at least one here. The only person who knows what’s going on is Batman who was left a message from Bennett. What is the Dark Knight to do?

Batman begins his mission to fight back and starts with his own family. In a brilliant sequence we see Batman not only break the news as to what’s going on but also how far his planning goes to see who he can trust. We also get to see how paranoid he is as well.

Writers James Tynion IV and Matthew Rosenberg continue to do a solid job of not just building things up for the upcoming war but delivering a methodical step by step to that. We not only get to see through the Bat-family as to what the vampire’s likely steps will be but also through the vampire’s actions who they take out. So far, the death toll is increasing and why and how is rather interesting and entertaining in a twisted way.

Otto Schmidt’s art continues to impress and entertain. The issue has some shocking moments but it’s the quieter ones that stand out. Batman surrounded by his team is truly impressive in the tense moments it delivers. You’re waiting for someone to turn out to be a vampire and the way everyone stands and reacts helps add to that tension. But even through that, there’s moments of levity that breaks the tension with some humor. Tom Napolitano’s lettering stands out as well as it gives more personality to some of the darker elements of the story.

DC vs. Vampires #2 is another solid issue for a series that has been a great read. Considering the creative team, it’s not surprising as to it being good. But, there’s a level of freshness about it that stands out. It has twists and reveals that aren’t expected and keep readers on their toes. A solid series that delivers with each issue so far, this is one that mixes superhero action with some real paranoia.

Story: James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg Art: Otto Schmidt
Color: Otto Schmidt Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Task Force Z #2

Task Force Z #2

Written by: Matthew Rosenberg
Art by: Eddy Barrows

After Task Force Z’s first bloodbath-err, sorry, first mission-goes awry, Red Hood must rethink how to lead a team of unstable monsters against some of the most organized ranks of Lazarus resin dealers in the world. To manage this unruly bunch, Jason Todd is going to need a deputy in the field whom he can trust to be his eyes and ears…but on this team, such an ask isn’t limited to the living. A ghost from Suicide Squad past returns in the cameo no one will see coming (that’s a clue)! Plus: Bane’s rampage, the Resurrection Twins get carried away, and more clues to the secret identity of the team’s benefactor!

Task Force Z #2

Preview: DC vs. Vampires #2

DC vs. Vampires #2

Written by: Matthew Rosenberg, James Tynion IV
Art by: Otto Schmidt

The war for the very survival of the human race has begun! A mysterious new vampire lord has already put a plan in motion to conquer the Earth, and the first step is-destroy the Justice League! But the World’s Greatest Detective might be Earth’s last hope, and it’s time for the Bat-Family to hunt!

DC vs. Vampires #2

DC, Magnetic Press, and Harlequin all Have New Releases Today

There’s four new releases available now on comiXology from DC Comics, Harlequin, and Magnetic Press. Check out what you can get below or start shopping now.

Anne’s Perfect Husband

Written by Gayle Wilson
Art by Satomi Tsuya
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At nineteen, Anne is old enough to leave the school where she was raised, but she stays to care for the other children there. One day, Ian Sinclair suddenly appears before her, a man whom Anne’s father had declared in his will would be her guardian. As the two live together and grow to know one another, they fall in love. But Ian knows Anne must find happiness with someone more suited for her, someone younger and healthier, especially considering his secret…

Anne's Perfect Husband

Shangri-La #1

Written by Mathieu Bablet
Art by Mathieu Bablet
Cover by Mathieu Bablet
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A million years ago, an astronaut watches as his sun goes supernova. A million years later, a mystery unfolds…

Shangri-La #1

The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox (2021-) #12

Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Pencils Juan Doe
Inks Juan Doe
Colored by Juan Doe, Ulises Arreola Palomera
Cover by Enrica Eren Angiolini, Miguel Mendonca
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Everyone has been double-crossed and betrayed – their Master Engine boxes don’t work, and there is only one person to blame…JOKER. There’s fighting, there’s yelling, there are death threats as the final clue reveals itself as to WHO KILLED THE RIDDLER!

The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox (2021-) #12

The Wall #1

Written by Antoine Charreyron
Art by Mario Alberti
Cover by Mario Alberti
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Solal and Eva cross the wasteland in search of medicine, and their path leads them toward The Wall, a massive structure protecting a fabled Utopia. But to get inside, they’ll have to work with a ragtag group of scavengers and rebels…

The Wall #1

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DC Debuts a Trailer for The Joker Vol. 1 Collected Edition

The Joker’s alleged attack on Arkham Asylum in DC’s Infinite Frontier #0 resulted in untold carnage and destruction, and the rise of The Magistrate and the Peacekeepers in Gotham City! As a result of the events that came to be known as “A-Day,” a mysterious benefactor hires former Gotham City Police Commissioner Jim Gordon to go on a global manhunt to catch, and potentially kill the Clown Prince of Crime.

The Joker Volume One collects the first five issues of the series, written by award-winning writer James Tynion IV with art by Guillem March. This volume also includes a special Year One flashback issue co-written by Tynion and Matthew Rosenberg and artist Francesco Francavilla.

Though the world is after him for the destruction of Arkham Asylum, nothing involving the Joker is ever as easy as it seems. What Gordon finds and what the Joker wants him to see…will change his perspective on the world forever. And he’s not the only one who wants the Joker found; the mysterious Sampson family are on his tail as well as Vengeance, daughter of Bane!

Review: What’s the Furthest Place From Here?

What's the Furthest Place From Here #1?

Tyler Boss and Matthew Rosenberg has proven they can put together magic when it comes to comics and it looks like they’re going to pull that off again. What’s the Furthest Place From Here? #1 is a post-apocalyptic coming-of-age story that blends music and mystery. The world has ended and all that remains are gangs of children living among the ruins. Is there more out there?

Boss and Rosenberg have nailed the debut issue with an intriguing premise that brings home the theme of family and friends. The creative duo has brought the world of music and comics together for an in interesting debut that feels a bit The Warriors at times.

What Boss and Rosenberg has done an amazing job of building this world. We get a good sense of the characters and what they’re up against. But, they also tease things in a way that will hook you to want to find out more as far as what’s going on.

Joining Boss and Rosenberg are Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou on lettering and Clare DeZutti on the color assist. The comic delivers a look and style that Boss and Rosenberg have become known for. Readers of 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank will feel right at home with the look of the comic. Take that series, age up the characters, and throw them into a rundown world. You have the feel of What’s the Furthest Place From Here #1.

Where What’s the Furthest Place From Here #1 is really fun is the small details peppered through the comic. Fans of music and comics will love the issue that features so many teases. The story takes place in a record store so the duo have filled the pages with records, each of which brings a story by themselves. For those that know that, it’s an issue that’s full of depth that music neophytes may not know. Backmatter of the comic goes further into all of that with a further dive into the musical influences of the series.

What’s the Furthest Place From Here #1 is a hell of a start that delivers an interesting world. The concept isn’t anything super new but the comic as a whole has a an aspect about it where it feels really fleshed out. It feels like there’s thought put into every small detail. This is an interesting start that should have comic and music fans buzzing. For everyone else, this is absolutely going to be a hit to keep an eye on.

Story: Tyler Boss, Matthew Rosenberg
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou Color Assistant: Clare DeZutti
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.35 Recommendation: Buy

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ComiXology Features Two New Releases from DC and Magnetic Press

There’s two new comic releases on comiXology today from DC Comics and Magnetic Press. You can start shopping now or check out the new releases below.

False Guard CE

Written by Merwan
Art by Merwan
Cover by Merwan
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The complete FALSE GUARD series, collecting digital singels #1-6.

False Guard CE

The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox (2021-) #11

Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Pencils Shawn Crystal
Inks Vicente Cifuentes
Colored by Juan Doe, Ulises Arreola Palomera
Cover by Chip Zdarsky
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Joker gives up a new clue as to who killed the Riddler…and Batman is the #1 suspect? WHAT?

The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox (2021-) #11

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