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DC Collectibles Expands to Walmart

DC Collectibles is bringing its acclaimed Batman: Black and White statue line to Walmart stores as 4″ mini-figures. The new figures are direct transformations of the company’s acclaimed 9″-scale figures and feature designs from many world-renowned artists including Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke and many more.

Batman: Black and White is DC Collectibles’ longest-running statue line and one of their best-sellers.

But, there’s a twist…

The 4″ line of figures will be packaged in individual blind bags stocked next to DC Comic Giants. Each month a new wave of six figures will be released widening the selection and upping the surprise factor.

The first waves of DC Collectibles Batman: Black and White 4″ figures heading to Walmart stores include:

February 2019:

  • Batman by Amanda Connor
  • Batman by Darwyn Cooke
  • Batman by Jason Fabok
  • Batman by Patrick Gleason
  • Batman by Frank Quitely
  • Batman by Dick Sprang

April 2019:

  • Harley Quinn by Bruce Timm
  • Robin by Frank Quitely
  • Batman by Mike Allred
  • Batman by John Romita Jr.
  • Batman by Gary Frank
  • Batman by Eduardo Risso

June 2019

  • The Joker by Jim Lee
  • Batman by Dustin Nguyen
  • Batman by Mike Mignola
  • Batman by Sean “Cheeks” Galloway
  • Batman from Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Batman by Jim Lee

August 2019

  • Penguin by Brian Bolland
  • Robin by Carmine Infantino
  • Batman by Carmine Infantino
  • Batman by Chris Uminga
  • Batman by Jae Lee
  • Batman by Brian Bolland

The Walmart exclusive Batman: Black and White figures are priced at an MSRP of $5.00 each.

Batman: Black and White Wave 1
Batman: Black and White Wave 2
Batman: Black and White Wave 3
Batman: Black and White Wave 4

Preview: Archie #700

ARCHIE #700

Script: Nick Spencer
Art: Marguerite Sauvage, Jack Morelli
Cover: Marguerite Sauvage
Variant Covers:: Mike Allred & Laura Allred, Matthew Dow Smith, Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack, David Mack, Audrey Mok, Thomas Pitilli, Paul Renaud, Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 11/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

A brand-new era of ARCHIE begins in this landmark 700th issue of our flagship series! Join the new creative team of writer Nick Spencer (The Amazing Spider-Man) and artist Marguerite Sauvage (DC’s Bombshells) as they take a trip to Riverdale and bring Archie, Betty & Veronica, Jughead, and the rest of the town along for a wild ride complete with new mysteries, new relationships, and much more!

Spencer and Sauvage kick off a new era in this advance preview of Archie #700!

ARCHIE #700

Script: Nick Spencer
Art: Marguerite Sauvage, Jack Morelli
Cover: Marguerite Sauvage
Variant Covers: Mike Allred & Laura Allred, Matthew Dow Smith, Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack, David Mack, Audrey Mok, Thomas Pitilli, Paul Renaud, Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 11/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

A brand-new era of ARCHIE begins in this landmark 700th issue of our flagship series! Join the new creative team of writer Nick Spencer (The Amazing Spider-Man) and artist Marguerite Sauvage (DC’s Bombshells) as they take a trip to Riverdale and bring Archie, Betty & Veronica, Jughead, and the rest of the town along for a wild ride complete with new mysteries, new relationships, and much more!

Preview: The Lone Ranger Vol. 3 #1

The Lone Ranger Vol. 3 #1

writer: Mark Russell
artist: Bob Q
covers: John Cassaday (A), Mike Allred (B), Francesco Francavilla (C)
John Cassaday (RI-B/W), Francesco Francavilla (RI-Virgin), Mike Allred (RI-B/W), John Cassaday (RI-Virgin), Mike Allred (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Western | $3.99 | Teen+

A sparking new adventure from multiple Eisner Award nominee MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones) and BOB Q (The Green Hornet ’66 Meets The Spirit)!

1883. The advent of barbed wire is creating havoc in the Texas panhandle.

A corrupted state senator conspires with dirty ranchers to make land unnavigable for open rangers and native tribes, passing new laws allowing cattlemen to kill anyone caught cutting the wire. Good people are getting hurt, and The Lone Ranger must act. But to truly stop this rampant villainy, he’ll need to go all the way to the top, and rely on an old friend for help…

Preview: The Prisoner #1

The Prisoner #1

Writer: Peter Milligan
Artist: Colin Lorimer
Cover A: Mike Allred. Colors By Laura Allred
Cover B: Photo cover
Cover C: Jack Kirby, Mike Royer. Colors by Mike Allred
Cover D: Colin Lorimer. Colors by Joana Lafluente
Cover E: John McCrea. Colors by Michael Spicer
Cover F: Mike Allred Black and White Variant.
Publisher: Titan Comics

FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: April 25, 2018

In the 21st Century, the global currency is no longer oil or gold but information. And he who possesses it possesses the world. There is one place on the planet where the most valuable information is mined, a place that prides itself on ‘mental fracking’, promising to extract any secret from any individual using any means possible.

It is perhaps the intelligence community’s darkest secret, aligned to no one political system or state, an autonomous institute, free of state manipulation. The identity of its controller, the mysterious Number One, is unknown. It is a place so secret, some believe it to be a myth. It is The Village.

Now read on…

Preview: Planet Of The Apes: Ursus #4 (of 6)

Planet Of The Apes: Ursus #4 (of 6)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: David F. Walker
Artist: Christopher Mooneyham
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Paolo Rivera
Intermix Cover: Mike Allred
Subscription Cover: Becca Carey
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Colorist: Jason Wordie
Price: $3.99

As Ursus’ mysterious past comes to light, we learn the truth about his hatred of mankind.

Batman and Robin Swing Into Riverdale in an All New Crossover

Batman and Robin are swinging their way to Riverdale and things are going to get really wild, really fast! Archie Comics and DC Entertainment are proud to present the crossover adventure 50 years in the making: Archie Meets Batman ’66! The groovy six-issue mini-series from writers Jeff Parker and Michael Moreci, penciler Dan Parent, inker J. Bone, colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick, and letterer Jack Morelli will see Gotham’s caped crusaders (as seen in the classic 1960s TV series) on a mission to Riverdale that upends the lives of Archie and the gang in a madcap adventure for the ages.

The action and intrigue of  Archie Meets Batman ’66 begins when a team of Gotham’s most notorious villains decide they need a new base of operations, one with a resident millionaire and fewer superheroes to stop them. Their plan doesn’t go unnoticed for long, and soon enough, Riverdale High has a couple new transfer students: Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon!

Archie Meets Batman ’66 #1 goes on sale July 18, 2018 with a main cover by Mike Allred and variant covers by Derek Charm, Francesco Francavilla, Sandy Jarrell (with Kelly Fitzpatrick colors), Dan Parent (with J. Bone inks, Tito Pena colors), and Ty Templeton.

Review: Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock

INFINITY COUNTDOWN ADAM WARLOCK #1Adam Warlock is back! Reborn from the realm of the dead, Adam has come seeking the Soul Stone…and the truth about what it did to Him! His guide through this Infinity Quest is none other than…Kang the Conqueror?!? Be there as Adam begins down the dark trail sure to lead him into the heart of the mystery of the Infinity Stones…

Don’t know who Adam Warlock is? Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock catches up new readers as to who this classic character is and at the same time sets up the next major event. Writer Gerry Duggan does an excellent job in condensing the 51 year history of the character created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas, Gil Kane, and significant contribution by Jim Starlin. There’s a lot to pack in and Duggan does an excellent job of catching readers up.

And that’s exactly what this issue is, a primer as to who Warlock is and what’s being set up. The issue touches upon the character’s history, the Infinity Stones, and what’s going on. And it feels epic and cosmic, with the cosmic seriously feeling like it’s been lacking in the Marvel Universe. Basically, someone is collecting the Stones and Kang has sent Warlock through time to save the universe.

What’s interesting to me though is this issue’s reflection on the current season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in what is revealed and what we know is coming in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hopefully the two will be a bit more divergent that what is revealed here.

But, what definitely stands out as original is Mike Allred‘s art. I love Allred’s style which takes so much from Kirby (in a good way). The pop style art is suited so well to cosmic stories in space with grand imagery and trippy visuals. Allred clearly has fun with impressive double page spreads taking us through history in a journey that’s fun to look at. That’s helped by colorist Laura Allred who delivers a color palette that feels like it’s missing black light. The colors are bright and full of energy that matches Mike’s style. Cory Petit‘s lettering helps too, emphasizing the emotional moments throughout. It adds to the pop sensibility of the visuals within.

While the story for the issue doesn’t excite, it does an excellent job of setting things up and taking us through Warlock’s history. The art though is what stands out and is utterly amazing. There’s something so unique about it all and out of everything this is the draw, no pun intended. A visual treat that is a solid way to catch up and see where things are going.

Story: Gerry Duggan Art: Mike Allred
Color: Laura Allred Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
Story: 7.5 Art: 9.5 Overall: 7.85 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock #1

Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock #1

(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Mike Allred
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 07, 2018
SRP: $4.99

ADAM WARLOCK IS BACK! Reborn from the realm of the dead, Adam has come seeking the Soul Stone…and the truth about what it did to Him! His guide through this Infinity Quest is none other than…Kang the Conqueror?!? Be there as Adam begins down the dark trail sure to lead him into the heart of the mystery of the Infinity Stones…

INFINITY COUNTDOWN ADAM WARLOCK #1

Preview: Quantum and Woody! (2017) #2

QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #2

Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by KANO
Cover A (Standard) by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO (NOV172012)
Cover B (Extreme Ultra-Foil) by GEOFF SHAW (NOV172013)
Extreme Ultra-Foil Chase Variant by GEOFF SHAW (NOV172015)
Q&W Icon Variant by MIKE ALLRED (NOV172016)
Pre-Order Edition by NICK PITARRA (OCT171909)
Blank Cover Also Available (NOV172014)
$3.99 | 32 pg. | T+| On Sale JANUARY 31st

The must-read superhero-action-family-drama-buddy-comedy throwdown of 2018!

It’s the ones you love that hurt you the most…and, in the case of super-powered adoptive brothers Eric and Woody Henderson – aka Quantum and Woody – this is definitely going to leave a mark! Quantum has kept the truth about Woody’s biological father a secret, and now that Woody has found out about his brother’s betrayal, their once-promising superhero career has ground to a standstill. So now it’s time for one last shot at teaming up as our heroes head “down under” – ahem, to Australia – in search of Woody’s one true DNA match. Like father, like son? Let’s hope not.

You’ll believe two men and a goat can fly coach when the new adventures of the world’s worst superhero team continue with a slightly less collectible second issue from rising star Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show With Stephen Colbert) and dazzling artist extraordinaire Kano (Daredevil)!

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