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Review: Titans Special #1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the beginning of the next step for the Titans.

Titans Special #1 is by Dan Abnet, Sergio Davila, Vicente Cifuentes, Brent Peeples, Matt Santorelli, Brian Ching, Nicola Scott, Max Raynor, Ben Oliver, LuisGuerrero, Marcelo Maiolo, Michael Atiyeh, Jordie Bellaire, Dinei Ribeiro, Romulo Fajardo, Jr., Ben Sharpe, Brandon Peterson, Marie Javins, Rob Levin, and Paul Kaminski.

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Preview: Superwoman #18

Superwoman #18

(W) Kate Perkins (A) Max Raynor, Jaime Mendoza, Scott Hanna (CA) Phil Jimenez
RATED T
In Shops: Jan 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“THE MIDNIGHT HOUR” finale! A day in the life of Superwoman…but someone else is in the driver’s seat! Will Superwoman manage to break her mind free from Midnight’s digital grasp and dispel her twisted protocol once and for all?

DC Comics Announces Its Artist Workshop Class of 2017

After reviewing hundreds of submissions during a competitive review process, the DC Talent Development team has identified six aspiring artists to participate in a two-week Artist Workshop hosted at DC’s Burbank headquarters. The workshop is led by industry veterans Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson and DC Publisher Jim Lee.

This year’s class is a worldwide roster with varied backgrounds and artistic styles. Members of the 2017 class include:

  • Amancay Nahuelpan (from Chile; YOUNG TERRORISTS, CLANDESTINO, CALEXIT)
  • Aneke (from Spain; RED SONJA, BOMBSHELLS, GOTHAM CITY GARAGE)
  • Domo Stanton (from Baltimore; THE BIG CON JOB, PREZ)
  • Isaac Goodhart (from New York; POSTAL)
  • Max Raynor (from the United Kingdom; 2000 AD, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA)
  • Priscilla Petraites (from Brazil; BRILLIANT TRASH).

DC’s Talent Development Workshop began in 2015 and has resulted in several participants receiving new assignments from DC editorial. The upcoming one-shot comic New Talent Showcase 2017 #1 will be released on November 29, and will feature stories from DC Talent Development Workshop alumni. Class of 2017 DC Writers Workshop participants were previously announced.

Review: WWE #6

Dean and Sasha’s Epic Road Trip between cities on the road to Money in the Bank continues and the creative team of Dennis Hopeless, Serg Acuña, Doug Garbark, and Jim Campbell are back and delivering once more. This time, we spend a little less time in the ring and a little more time on the road. We get a glimpse into what a Superstar does on their days off. Or, well, at least within the fabric of the ever-sprawling story of WWE.

Without giving about too much away, this issue gives us a deeper look into what Dean Ambrose likes to do when he’s not in the ring as well as a little of what Sasha Banks likes to do to unwind. If you follow them on Twitter or Instagram or even watch Dean on Total Divas, you know that this isn’t exactly the truth but a construction of kayfabe that makes perfect sense in context. Dean and Sasha’s downtime escapes are exactly what you’d expect from their characters.

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Hopeless’ writing paired with the expressions of Acuña and the mood set by Garbark and Campbell really sells this sharing of pastimes on the road. The ending is one that definitely has my interest piqued for what comes next.

If you haven’t already read the interview with writer Dennis Hopeless from earlier this week, definitely go check it out. There’s some more insight on the ongoing series straight from one of the sources.

The backfill this time around is a short about John Cena called “Ten” by writer Mairghread Scott, illustrator Max Raynor, and colorist Jeremy Lawson. While Cena’s recent story has never been terribly interesting to me, this frames it in such a way that I’d be willing to give things a second look. And that is something important in storytelling.

Overall, I still really enjoy this ongoing and the story presented and I’m, as always, looking forward to the next issue. And, I’ll be honest: if I were to get a single variant cover ever, it would probably be the Finn Bálor one for this issue. Just saying.

Story: Dennis Hopeless, Mairghread Scott Art: Serg Acuna, Max Raynor
Color: Doug Garbark, Jeremy Lawson Letters: Jim Campbell
Story: 9.5 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.5
Recommendation: Look, I can only say buy this so many times in a row…

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