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It’s the Fastest Man Alive as The Flash Gets a Movie Prelude

This April, writer Kenny Porter and artist Ricardo López Ortiz combine the worlds of movies and comic books iThe Flash: The Fastest Man Alive, a three-issue monthly series that leads up to The Flash, the hotly anticipated action adventure from Warner Bros. Pictures.

In The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive, Barry Allen’s world-saving adventure with the Justice League has driven Central City’s favorite son to become a truly skilled and inspirational Super Hero. But when a new threat by the name of Girder emerges in Central City, Barry turns to Batman for advice on training to master his powers. Under the Dark Knight’s tutelage, The Fastest Man Alive will have to find a way to defeat this metallic menace or be crushed by Girder’s strength!

This 48-page debut issue arrives in participating comic book shops and digital retailers on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, with a collection of the three-issue series available in October. Issue #1 features a main cover by Max Fiumara with a variant cover by the director of The Flash, Andy MuschiettiThe Flash arrives in theaters November 4. 2022. Issue #2 available in May will feature art by fan-favorite Juan Ferreyra, with Jason Howard providing art for the final issue in July.

The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive

Get a Look at Gotham City Villains Anniversary Giant #1

Gotham City may be protected by the Dark Knight, but the home of Batman and his allies is also plagued by some of the deadliest, most nefarious villains in the DC Universe! In this oversized anniversary giant, DC presents tales of Batman’s deadliest foes written and drawn by some of the biggest, most exciting names in comics!

Celebrated Villains, Celebrated Storytellers!

This anthology marks the anniversary year of Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. The Penguin and is celebrated by a special Penguin/Catwoman story by acclaimed actor, screenwriter, and producer Danny DeVito, who immortalized the character in the 1992 hit movie Batman Returns. DeVito teams up with fan-favorite artist Dan Mora on a fun heist story/romance between The Penguin and his “crush” from Batman Returns, Catwoman. 

This anthology also celebrates the anniversaries of other Bat-baddies, with stories spotlighting:

  • The Scarecrow (story and art by Wes Craig)
  • Poison Ivy (written by G. Willow Wilson, art by Emma Rios)
  • Ra’s al Ghul (written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, art by Riccardo Federici)
  • Talia al Ghul (written by Nadia Shammas & Joshua Williamson, art by Max Raynor)
  • The original Red Hood (written by Stephanie Phillips, art by Max Fiumara)
  • The Mad Hatter (written by Dan Watters, art by Skylar Patridge)
  • Killer Moth (written by Mairghread Scott, art by Ariela Kristantina)

Highly Collectible Variant Covers!

Not only does this must-have anthology celebrate popular Bat-villains, but fans can visit their local comic book shops to pre-order the Gotham City Villains Anniversary #1 and choose one or more of the most breathtaking variant covers ever seen! 

  • Main cover by Lee Bermejo
  • The Penguin variant cover by Frank Quitely
  • The Scarecrow variant cover by Wes Craig and Jason Wordie
  • Poison Ivy variant cover by Marguerite Sauvage
  • Talia and Ra’s al Ghul variant cover by Riccardo Federici
  • Killer Moth, Red Hood and Mad Hatter variant cover by Dan Mora
  • Batman/Villains 1:25 ratio variant cover by Francesco Mattina
  • Batman/Penguin 1:50 ratio variant cover by Chris Burnham and Nathan Fairbairn

The Gotham City Villains Anniversary Giant #1 arrives in comic book stores and participating digital retailers Tuesday, November 30, 2021. 

Second Sight Publishing in September 2021

IRON HEAD ONE SHOT

(W) Stefano Cardoselli (A/CA) Stefano Cardoselli (Cover B) Stefano Cardoselli
In Shops: Sep 29, 2021
SRP: $4.99
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In a huge battle that stretches for miles and miles, a fierce and terrible massacres of enemy soldiers by the Duke Higher, who seems to know no fear. In fact, he takes pleasure in killing does not spare anyone, even those who surrender. Higer has a face full of scars (a sign of countless battles and killings) but can not be killed.

FREAKSHOW KINGDOM ONE SHOT

(W) Jonathan Hedrick, David Galiano (A) Ben Worrell, Stefano Cardoselli, Gino Kasmyanto (Cover A) Carlos Villas (Cover B) Stefano Cardoselli
In Shops: Sep 29, 2021
SRP: $4.99
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Welcome to the Freakshow Kingdom! Jonathan Hedrick’s zombie universe is collected for the first time ever. Step inside a horrific realm full of the undead and those unfortunate to live among them and their own tragic deformities. Featuring the one-shot stories Freakshow Princess, Freakshow Knight, and Freakshow Jester.

HORN ISLAND TRILOGY ONE SHOT

(W) Marcus Roberts (A) Daniel Gorman (Cover A) Stefano Cardoselli (Cover B) Daniel Gorman
In Shops: Sep 29, 2021
SRP: $4.99
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The Zombie Apocalypse has hit Mississippi and no place is safe! But is this the first time it has happened? Find out about the very first Zombie sightings in the state of Mississippi and how Horn Island’s past plays a role in the state’s present.

ATHENA ONE SHOT

(W) Larry Jarrell (A) Larry Jarrell (Cover A) Rod Espinosa (Cover B) Rod Espinosa
In Shops: Sep 29, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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Athena is a woman that has endured her immortal existence of a blood curse for the past 3,000 years. A curse placed upon her by her own family. She has been banished to an island of monsters and magic that is hidden from the world to live out her existence. That is until the outside world comes crashing in and she discovers there’s more beyond the veil that holds her captive

ORISION #1 (OF 3)

(W) Bradley Golden (A/CA) Gleidson Ribeiro (Cover B) Gleidson Ribeiro
In Shops: Sep 29, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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Head of a medical technology company, Steven Gedian is dying from brain cancer. He sends an research team up the Shishapangma Mountain looking for a cure only to be met by a mythical demon.

THESE DAMN KIDS #1 (OF 3)

(W) Bradley Golden, Peter Breau (A/CA) Helmut Racho (Cover B) Jonathan Lau
In Shops: Sep 29, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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In a small town in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the children have been acting strange. There have been reports of parents being attacked by the very children they raised. Some have even gone to school to try and kill the teachers and faculty. The town sheriff has brought in a young rookie cop.

SILENCE #1 (OF 3)

(W) Evan K. Pozios (A/CA) Alex Sanchez (Cover B) Michael Golden
In Shops: Sep 29, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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After suffering a life threatening medical event, former comic book superstar Stanley Kane seeks to regain his health in the remote town of Silence, Michigan. Will the accidental discovery of a mystical amulet galvanize his return to comic book glory, or will it lead him down a dark path from which he can never escape.

FORSAKEN #1 (OF 6)

(W) Sebastian Suarez (A) Francisco Paronzini (CA) Max Fiumara (Cover B) Paulina Ganucheau
In Shops: Sep 29, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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London, 1883. For Vida Gedmintas and the Order of the Golden Lance, what begins as another magically fuelled murder investigation soon turns into a race against time to prevent a dark wizard from summoning Abaddon, the Angel of Death, to our realm.

Choose Vengeance or Honor in Your First Look at Dune: Blood of the Sardaukar #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Dune: Blood of the Sardaukar #1, a poignant, blood-soaked tale expanding the rich mythology of Frank Herbert’s Dune, adapted and scripted by New York Times bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, and illustrated by artist Adam Gorham, colorist Patricio Delpeche, and letterer Ed Dukeshire

When the choice is vengeance or honor, which lies at the heart of a Sardaukar? Jopati Kolona is one of the Sardaukar: the emperor’s elite military unit. The Sardaukar are unbeatable, unbending in their devotion to the emperor, and feared throughout the galaxy. When Jopati meets Duke Leto of House Atreides, the house he believes responsible for the destruction of his home planet and family, he will be forced to question a life-long hatred. Tasked with overthrowing the Atreides stronghold on Dune for his master, Jopati will be forced to choose between duty and forgiveness.

Dune: Blood of the Sardaukar #1 features main cover art by Jeff Dekal and variant covers by Gorham, Max Fiumara, and Gerald Parel. It comes to shelves on July 28, 2021.

Dune: Blood of the Sardaukar #1

Get a First Look at DC’s Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Spectacular!

On June 29, join DC in celebrating eight decades of emerald-clad swashbuckling, crime-fighting, and trick arrows of every kind when the Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1! Honoring Green Arrow and his allies across his 80-year history, from the Golden Age to now, the anniversary special includes 12 stories from some of DC’s most esteemed writers and artists who have contributed to the legacy of Oliver Queen. The title will also include 8-decade variant covers depicting the Emerald Archer through the ages.

This anthology not only features a “who’s – who” of comic book storytellers but also includes a unique and heartfelt tribute to the career of iconic DC and Green Arrow scribe Denny O’Neil“Tap, Tap, Tap” is a silent, wordless story from Denny O’Neil’s son Larry, Jorge Fornes, and Dave Stewart. The story chronicles the challenges and victories in Denny’s life both in and out of comics, from his childhood, raising a family, his stellar career as a writer, until his passing in 2020

Additional stories in this anthology include:

  • “The Disappearing Bandit”
    Written by Mariko Tamaki, Art by Javier Rodriguez
    It’s the Golden Age of Green Arrow and Speedy, brought to humorous and loving life by New York Times bestselling writer Mariko Tamaki (Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass) and acclaimed artist Javier Rodriguez (Batgirl: Year One). A lot of people attempt to affectionately show the silliness of the first age of super heroes, but few have done it as exceptionally as Mariko and Javier. Trick arrows for everyone!
  • “Punching Evil”
    Written by Tom Taylor, Art by Nicola Scott, Colors by Annette Kwok
    To become a more adept superhero and fighter, Green Arrow goes to train with the Golden Age superhero Wildcat at his gym. In true Wildcat fashion, he shows Ollie the hard way of what it takes to be your own hero. Tom Taylor (NightwingSuicide SquadInjustice) brings this story to life, with incredible artwork from Nicola Scott (Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special) and Annette Kwok (Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity).
  • “Who Watches the Watchtower?”
    Written by Stephanie Phillips, Art by Chris Mooneyham, Colors by Mike Spicer
    The Green Arrow is left behind on the Justice League Satellite while the rest of the team goes on an important mission. Oliver is less than thrilled, and righteously indignant about the situation as usual until an alien armada invades the Satellite. Can Ollie stand alone against an alien onslaught before it reaches earth? Acclaimed writer Stephanie Phillips (Harley Quinn) captures that “Denny O’Neil Green Arrow”-voice, and this story is brought to life in gorgeous fashion by Christopher Mooneyham’s (Nightwing) retro/modern bronze age aesthetic.
  • “Out of the Shadows”
    Written and Art by Mike Grell, Colors by Lovern Kindzerski
    Legendary Green Arrow writer and artist Mike Grell return to the 1980’s era of The Longbow Hunters. The Green Arrow must team up with the legendary anti-hero Shado to stop a shipment of smuggled guns from making it into Seattle. Depicting The Emerald Archer as only he can, Grell will remind readers why his take on Ollie Queen is still a Green standard.
  • “The Arrow and the Song”
    Written by Ram V, Art by Christopher Mitten, Colors by Ivan Plascencia
    This tale is a beautiful meditation on the love between Green Arrow and Black Canary through the years and the found family that they’ve created. Writer Ram V (Catwoman) puts together this beautiful story of love and how life takes turns you don’t expect. Gloriously brought to life by the work of Christopher Mitten (Batman: Arkham Unhinged) and Ivan Plascencia (The Flash).
  • “One”
    Written by Brandon Thomas, Art by Jorge Corona, Colors by Matheus Lopes
    We go right back to the mid-90s with this story. Oliver Queen is dead. Connor Hawke is Green Arrow and he has to save the main Queen Industries building in Star City, the home of a business and family he was never part of, from a group of terrorists. Brought to you by Infinite Frontier and Future State writer Brandon Thomas (Future State: Aquaman) and amazingly drawn by Jorge Corona (We Are Robin).
  • “Green Man and Autumn Son”
    Written by Devin Grayson, Art by Max Fiumara
    Catwoman writer Devin Grayson and artist Max Fiumara shine a spotlight on Roy Harper, a.k.a Red Arrow, as he continues to manage his transition from “sidekick” to adult hero, along with single parenthood and his struggles with addiction and recovery.
  • “Star City Star”
    Written and Art by Phil Hester, Inks by Ande Parks, Colors by Trish Mulvihill
    Phil Hester drew nearly fifty issues of Green Arrow in the early 2000s, working with popular writers like Kevin Smith, Brad Meltzer, and Judd Winnick. Here, Phil synthesizes what was so great about his run into a tremendous eight-page story. Green Arrow tries to save a young girl named Star who has been kidnapped but has to run through a gauntlet of his greatest villains and allies to get to her. Including: Onomatopoeia, Speedy (Mia Dearden), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Black Canary, Arsenal, Connor Hawke, and Count Vertigo.
  • “Happy Anniversary”
    Written by Vita Ayala, Art by Laura Braga, Colors by Adriano Lucas
    This story focuses on the point in time where Green Arrow and Black Canary were married right before the New 52. On the day of their anniversary, the two are at each other’s throats and then Green Arrow gets kidnapped. Black Canary thinks the kidnapping is part of an anniversary game/present but quickly discovers that Green Arrow has REALLY been kidnapped by DEATHSTROKE and she has to save him. Vita Ayala (Future State: The Next Batman) writes a wonderful Mr. and Mrs. Smith-style action rom-com brought to life by Laura Braga (DC Comics Bombshells).
  • “The Sympathy of the Woods”
    Written by Ben Percy, Art by Otto Schmidt
    It’s the DC Rebirth Era, Green Arrow is feeling lost, the world is getting worse, and he doesn’t feel like he’s making enough of a difference. To cheer him up, Black Canary, Red Arrow (Emiko Queen), Diggle, and Henry Fyffe try to throw him a party to remind him of the beautiful community he’s built. But what starts as a celebration will become a rescue mission as Green Arrow is hunted down by the Dark Archer known as MERLYN. From DC talents Ben Percy (Nightwing) and Otto Schmidt (Harley Quinn).
  • “The Last Green Arrow Story”
    Written by Jeff Lemire, Art by Andrea Sorrentino, Colors by Jordie Bellaire
    The acclaimed Green Arrow creative team from the New 52, New York Times Bestselling author Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth)  and Andrea Sorrentino (Joker: Killer Smile) tell a transcendent final tale of Oliver Queen. In his older years, he requests to be left alone on the island where he was stranded so many decades ago. He’s gone there to connect to his own myth, his legacy, and to die in peace. But is it ever that simple for The Green Arrow?

The variant covers for this must-have collector’s item come from some of the most prolific artists in comics:

  • 1940’s Variant: Michael Cho
  • 1950’s Variant: Daniel Warren Johnson
  • 1960’s Variant: Neal Adams
  • 1970’s Variant: Derrick Chew
  • 1980’s Variant: Gary Frank
  • 1990’s Variant: Howard Porter
  • 2000’s Variant: Jen Bartel
  • 2010’s Variant: Simone Di Meo

Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 arrives in participating comic book stores and digitally on Tuesday, June 29, 2020, for $9.99.

BOOM! Announces Dune: Blood of the Sardaukar #1

BOOM! Studios has announced Dune: Blood of the Sardaukar #1, a poignant, blood-soaked tale expanding the rich mythology of Frank Herbert’s Dune, adapted and scripted by New York Times bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, and illustrated by artist Adam Gorham, colorist Patricio Delpeche, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, in partnership with Herbert Properties LLC and in full coordination with Abrams ComicArts, who published the first of a trilogy of graphic novel adaptations of Herbert’s original classic novel Dune in Fall 2020.

When the choice is vengeance or honor, which lies at the heart of a Sardaukar? Jopati Kolona is one of the Sardaukar: the emperor’s elite military unit. The Sardaukar are unbeatable, unbending in their devotion to the emperor, and feared throughout the galaxy. When Jopati meets Duke Leto of House Atreides, the house he believes responsible for the destruction of his home planet and family, he will be forced to question a life-long hatred. Tasked with overthrowing the Atreides stronghold on Dune for his master, Jopati will be forced to choose between duty and forgiveness.

Dune: Blood of the Sardaukar #1 features main cover art by Jeff Dekal and variant covers by artists Adam Gorham, Max Fiumara, and Gerald Parel. The comic comes to shelves in July 2021.

Dune: Blood of the Sardaukar #1

Celebrate 80 Years of Green Arrow With the Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular

Time to dust off your Boxing Glove arrow, fire up the Arrowcar and join DC in celebrating eight decades of emerald excellence! On June 29, the Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 brings together some of comics’ greatest storytellers to pay tribute to Green Arrow’s legacy and the heroes and villains that have fought aside and against him.

Since his first appearance in More Fun Comics #73 in 1941, Oliver Queen, a.k.a. the Green Arrow has been one of the premier (and loudest) characters in the DCU, always at the forefront of where the superhero genre is headed as the eternal champion of the underdog. This over-sized anniversary issue follows in those footsteps, combining an all-star line-up of Green Arrow storytelling legends such as Mike Grell, Jeff Lemire, Phil Hester, Otto Schmidt, Ben Percy, Tom Taylor, and Devin Grayson alongside new Green Arrow contributors, including Stephanie Phillips, Mariko Tamaki, Ram V, Vita Ayala, Nicola Scott, Chris Mitten, Laura Braga, Max Fiumara, Brandon Thomas, and others to pay homage not just to the Battling Bowman, but Ollie’s partner-in-crime fighting Black Canary, Connor Hawke, Arsenal, Red Arrow, Speedy, Onomatopoeia, Count Vertigo and more!

Featuring a breathtaking cover by Detective Comics artist Dan Mora, this can’t- miss collectible will also feature an incredible selection of “decade” variant covers, courtesy of some of the best artists in the business:

  • 1940’s Variant: Michael Cho
  • 1950’s Variant: Daniel Warren Johnson
  • 1960’s Variant: Neal Adams
  • 1970’s Variant: Derrick Chew
  • 1980’s Variant: Gary Frank
  • 1990’s Variant: Howard Porter
  • 2000’s Variant: Jen Bartel
  • 2010’s Variant: Simone Di Meo

See what the past, present and future have in store for Green Arrow his allies and his enemies when the Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular arrives in comic book stores and on participating digital platforms on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 for $9.99.

Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular

Preview: DC: The Doomed and the Damned #1

DC: The Doomed and the Damned #1

Written by: Travis G. Moore, Saladin Ahmed, Marv Wolfman, John Arcudi, Kenny Porter, Amanda Deibert, Garth Ennis, Amedeo Turturro, Brandon Thomas, Alyssa Wong
Art by: Daniel Sampere, Max Fiumara, Baldemar Rivas, PJ Holden, Tom Mandrake, Leonardo Manco, Mike Perkins, Travis G. Moore, Riley Rossmo

It was a dark and stormy night when the creatures of the DC Universe began to emerge from their lairs into the cool evening air. Tales of the macabre, the murderous, and the morbid abound in this spine-chilling special about monsters and mayhem! What happens when Batman encounters a true urban legend after speaking its name three times in a mirror, or when Madame Xanadu enlists the help of Man-Bat to take down a shadowy specter? And who can stop an intergalactic demon from turning people into frog beasts? Only the unlikely team-up of Green Lantern and Etrigan! All this and seven more fang-tastic tales to trick your treats and bob your apples.

DC: The Doomed and the Damned #1

Preview: Lucifer #18

Lucifer #18

(W) Dan Watters (A) Max Fiumara (CA) Tiffany Turrill
In Shops: Mar 18, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Travel back to the early days of Hell itself and witness the first meeting of Odin and Lucifer, a seismic encounter with consequences that will echo through the eons.

Lucifer #18

Preview: Dr. Strange #2

Dr. Strange #2

(W) Mark Waid (A) Kev Walker (CA) Max Fiumara
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Enter: The Wrecker…of reality!

• After being beaten, broken and at the end of his rope, how will Strange keep the Wrecker from tearing apart reality?
• Plus, a familiar face from Strange’s past makes a surprise return!

Dr. Strange #2
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