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Preview: Lone Ranger/Green Hornet: Champions Of Justice TP

Lone Ranger/Green Hornet: Champions Of Justice TP

writer: Michael Uslan
artist: Giovanni Timpano
cover: John Cassaday
FC • 136 pages • $19.99 • Teen+

COLLECTS ISSUES 1-5!

A tale of super-heroics and family that has taken eighty years to be told, uncovering The Lone Ranger’s familial link to the emergence of The Green Hornet! What is the blood connection that unites two masked heroes, separated by generations? What intense rift tears a family apart just when America desperately needs a great champion of justice?

Preview: Lone Ranger/Green Hornet #5

Lone Ranger/Green Hornet #5

writer: Michael Uslan
artist: Giovanni Timpano
cover: Jan Duursema
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

The Lone Ranger Meets the Green Hornet in “Champions of Justice” #5 of 5! In this last issue concluding the saga of the Reid family, the torch finally passes from The Lone Ranger to The Green Hornet… but is the price that must be paid in blood worth it? We cannot provide any more details of this story without using spoilers, but we truly believe our readers will find the denouement uplifting while at the same time being emotionally affected by the intense ending of a tale that has been 80 years in the making!

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Preview: Lone Ranger/Green Hornet #4

Lone Ranger / Green Hornet #4

writer: Michael Uslan
artist: Giovanni Timpano
cover: Jan Duursema
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

When the secret of the leader of The Cavendish Gang is revealed, it’s up to Kato, now personally trained by the aged Tonto, to try to save The Green Hornet, The Lone Ranger, and possibly the world. But when death strikes the very heart of a family, can a family, itself, survive? Read “The Fight for Law and Order,” the heart-breaking 4th issue of 5 in “THE LONE RANGER MEETS THE GREEN HORNET: CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE!”

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Preview: Lone Ranger/Green Hornet #3

Lone Ranger/Green Hornet #3

writer: Michael Uslan
artist: Giovanni Timpano
cover: Jan Duursema
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

After the family split between Britt Reid and John Reid, does The Green Hornet ally himself with Murder, Inc.? Does Olympian Jesse Owens become the new Lone Ranger? What other legendary hero learns he is related to The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet? Who appears “from out of the past” to train and guide Kato? The shocking answers all explode in Chapter 3 of “The Lone Ranger Meets The Green Hornet: Champions of Justice!”

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Preview: Lone Ranger / Green Hornet #2

Lone Ranger / Green Hornet #2

writer: Michael Uslan
artist: Giovanni Timpano
cover: Jan Duursema
incentive cover: Jan Duursema (B/W art)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

With the fate of the free world hanging in the balance, G-Man Eliot Ness demands The Lone Ranger return! But Britt Reid breaks with his family tradition, creating a painful rift with his Great Uncle John Reid, forcing the original Lone Ranger to instead offer his mask to America’s greatest Olympic hero… Jesse Owens!

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Preview: Lone Ranger / Green Hornet #1

Lone Ranger / Green Hornet #1

writer: Michael Uslan
artist: Giovanni Timpano
cover: John Cassaday
incentive cover: Giovanni Timpano (Green Hornet Design), Giovanni Timpano (Lone Ranger Design), John Cassaday (B/W art)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

A tale of super-heroics and family that has taken eighty years to be told! This first chapter, entitled “Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear,” creates a world of carefully researched alternative history in 1936 as we learn whatever happened to The Lone Ranger and discover his familial link to the emergence of a man who is a modern day urban version of The Lone Ranger himself. What is the blood connection of The Green Hornet to The Lone Ranger? What is the link of Olympic runner Jesse Owens to The Green Hornet? What role does Bat Masterson play in The Lone Ranger’s New York adventure? What intense rift tears a family apart just when America desperately needs a great champion of justice? The shocking answers lie in the historic first issue of “The Lone Ranger Meets the Green Hornet: Champions of Justice!”

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NYCC 2015: Michael & David Uslan, Huayi Brothers Ink Deal to Create T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Franchise

The sky was clear at New York Comic Con, yet T.H.U.N.D.E.R. dominated the news of the day as Huayi Brothers Media Corporation and Michael Uslan, originator and executive producer of the Batman film franchise, and producer David Uslan announced the first-ever branded super hero franchise to be backed by and developed with a major Chinese media company – T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents.

To the delight of a capacity crowd celebrating the 50th Anniversary T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents panel within New York Comic Con at the Javits Center, the Uslans and Huayi Brothers Media Corporation President James Wang made the announcement to expand the treasured franchise beyond comic books and into films, television, gaming and a host of other entities.

The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents major motion picture is expected to hit theaters worldwide in 2018.

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2015, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents still stands as the first and only truly international comic book super hero group set up to work for the United Nations. Created in 1965 by the legendary comic book artist, Wally Wood (Mad; EC Comics; designer of Marvel’s Daredevil costume), T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents has featured the work of some of the greatest artists in comic book history, including Steve Ditko (co-creator of Spider-Man and Dr. Strange); Gil Kane (co-creator of Green Lantern and The Atom); Mike Sekowsky (original artist of Justice League); Dave Cockrum (co-creator of the new X-Men) and many more. T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents was published by DC Comics for a number of years in a series recognized for its cutting-edge, contemporary, dark graphic story-telling; today, IDW Publishing helms the franchise’s hardback and trade paperback book collections.

For comic book fans growing up in the 1960s, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents was considered to be the new alternative to DC Comics and Marvel super heroes. It combined the darkness of DC with the fun of Marvel within a story of a United Nations secret black ops organization that recruited secret agents from everyday people in ordinary life, assigned them a code-name, and gave each one a device that provided him or her with one super-power. But with each super-power came a grave moral dilemma. Each T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agent represented a different United Nations country, and that offered inherent internal conflicts within the team based on polarizing differences in cultures, religions and politics. But when faced with a greater threat, the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents found a way to work together as one family for the benefit of all mankind.

Preview: Betty & Veronica #277

BETTY & VERONICA #277

Script: Michael Uslan
Art: Dan Parent
Betty & Veronica #277 CVR A Reg: Dan Parent
Betty & Veronica #277 CVR B Variant: Brittney Williams
On Sale Date: 8/26
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

This is it, the final leg of Betty & Veronica’s trip around the world! The BFFs are happy to be back to their old selves in The City of Light—Paris! The girls are enjoying the fine foods and even finer looking gentlemen of France—but what they’d really like is to be back in their hometown! Meanwhile, back in Riverdale there’s a new love triangle brewing between foreign exchange student Banni, Dilton and… Jughead?!! Will Betty and Veronica return to their old routines and familiar faces once their trip is over, or will nothing ever be the same again? You won’t want to miss a minute of this exciting conclusion to “Farewell, Betty & Veronica”!

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Preview: The Shadow #100

The Shadow #100

Matt Wagner, Francesco Francavilla, Howard Chaykin, Chris Roberson, Victor Gischler, Michael Uslan,  (w)
Matt Wagner, Francesco Francavilla, Howard Chaykin, Giovanni Timpano(a)
Matt Wagner, Robert Hack (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99 • Teen+

For 100 Dynamite issues, The Shadow has known what evil lurks in the hearts of men. To commemorate, Dynamite Entertainment brings together master storytellers to celebrate the purveyor of justice who proves that crime does not pay. Join MATT WAGNER, HOWARD CHAYKIN, and FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA as they pen, pencil, and ink stories so mesmerizing they don’t even need a girasol! Also joining us will be The Shadow alumni MICHAEL USLAN, CHRIS ROBERSON, and VICTOR GISCHLER, paired with top artists, to show the weed of crime bears only bitter fruit! This is ONE centenarian celebration you WON’T want to miss.

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Review: The Shadow #100

Shadow100-Cov-A-WagnerFor 100 Dynamite issues, The Shadow has known what evil lurks in the hearts of men. To commemorate, Dynamite Entertainment brings together master storytellers to celebrate the purveyor of justice who proves that crime does not pay. Some of the best writers out there, and classic Shadow alumni, are paired with top artists, to show the weed of crime bears only bitter fruit!

”Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The shadow knows!!!”

This infamous line has been tied to this character as long as the character has been around, which has been a while. As the character has journeyed from pulp novels to radio plays to an ill-fated movie to its most recent reincarnation in comics, which has proven to be the best medium for this character. The series at Dynamite since its inception has brought some of the character’s most interesting story arcs as well as team-ups like Masks which, is basically the Noir version of the Avengers. It is only fitting that for the 100th issue, that the character gets the royal treatment from some of the industry’s best.

In the first story, “The Laughing Corpse”, expertly crafted by the great Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie) a murder of a well-known scientist has occurred, found in an interesting disposition, dead with a smile on his face. Of course, the Shadow is on the case and is miles ahead of the police on this one. Francavilla‘s art and storytelling feels at home with the character, as he brings the pulp noir elements to the forefront, not only in his art but also his storytelling.

The second story, written by Victor Gischler and art by Stephen B Scott, is about a string of violent robberies, which the Shadow puts an end to. This story is pretty standard but very much is in the vein of what is true to the character.

The third story,”Black and White and Red all Over”, written and drawn by Howard Chaykin, tells the story of a mob hit on police detective, which the Shadow foils. This is an expertly written story by Chaykin, as this is the character and the writer/artist by at their best.

The fourth story, written by the great Michael Uslan and drawn by Giovanni Timpano, recreates the infamous Batman origin with a twist, having the Shadow intervene, while he also handles mind washing Orson Welles type of character. This to me was the standout story, not just because of the nostalgia it conjures, but how menacing he can be.

The final story , written and drawn by Matt Wagner, is primarily told form a petty criminal’s point of view, where accounts for the many times the Shadow, was always in the right place at the wrong time. He ultimately begins a partnership with the Shadow. This story seems right out of a movie, excellent character development on this one. Wagner even throws in a pulp noir story, which is the perfect homage to the Shadow’s beginnings.

Overall, a great collection of stories to commemorate a storied comic book character, who deserves more credit than he gets.

Story: Francesco Francovilla, Victor Gischler, Howard Chaykin, Michael Uslan and Matt Wagner Art: Francesco Francovilla, Stephen B. Scott, Howard Chaykin, Giovanni Timpano, and Matt Wagner
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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