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Black Adam: The Justice Society Files - Hawkman

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for comic shops to open, here’s some comic news and a review from around the web.

Adam P. Knave – Ten Years Later – MonkeyBrain Comics – Some interesting comic history.

The Beat – SDCC ’22: Massive show floor changes, no booths for Dark Horse, D&Q and others – Hrmmm.

ICv2 – No Vax Requirement at ECCC or C2E2 – Oooph. Good luck everyone.

The Mary Sue – Tatiana Maslany on How ‘She-Hulk’ Will Be Different From Other MCU Series – We’re excited for this one.

TechCrunch – Warner Bros. Discovery ceases new HBO Max originals in Europe and shutters Cinemax Go – Interesting move.


CBR – Black Adam: The Justice Society Files – Hawkman

Free Edison Rex! Edison Rex Goes Free Webcomic

edison_rex_18-1Chris Roberson and his collaborator Dennis Culver have announced their comic Edison Rex will now be available to new readers as a free webcomic while a Patreon funds the creation of the character’s further adventures.

Edison Rex, the story of the world’s greatest villain who appoints himself defender of Earth after defeating the world’s greatest hero, was launched as a digital-first series through Monkeybrain Comics on comiXology in July 2012, assisted by Stephen Downer on colors, John J. Hill on letters, and Dylan Todd on design. It garnered praise from critics and readers from the start. It’s a wonderful comic you should be checking out, especially now.

Now, four years after the series debuted, it is being relaunched as a free webcomic hosted by Hiveworks. The full series to date will be serialized on the site, with updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and then will be continuing with all new material. In addition, the creators will be offering exclusive Patron-Only content, including early access to upcoming issues, behind the scenes looks at works in progress, annotations, commentary, and a shirt-of-the-month from the team’s Threadless Artist Shop.

Edison Rex #18 is now on sale through comiXology for just 99 cents.

This is the latest example of comic creators bucking the current sales and distribution model and exploring new avenues of publication.

Preview: Edison Rex #18

Edison Rex #18

Story: Chris Roberson & Dennis Culver
Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Dennis Culver
Colorist: Stephen Downer
Letterer: John J. Hill
Price: $0.99
Pages: 16
Rating: 12+

Edison Rex thinks that he will be spending the rest of his life behind bars paying for his past crimes, and that someone else will have to protect the world. But he is about to discover that the world isn’t quite done with him yet.


Preview: Edison Rex #17

Edison Rex #17

Story: Chris Roberson & Dennis Culver
Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Dennis Culver
Colorist: Stephen Downer
Letterer: John J. Hill
Price: $0.99
Pages: 18
Rating: 12+

Edison Rex has been left without a friend in the world, and finds himself hunted by heroes and villains alike. But when his past finally catches up with him, will there be anywhere else left to run?


Preview: Amelia Cole #30: The End of Everything Part 6

Amelia Cole #30: The End of Everything Part 6

Writers: Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride
Artist: Nick Brokenshire
Letterer: Rachel Deering
Price: $0.99
Pages: 17
Rating: 12+

It’s the FINAL ISSUE of AMELIA COLE!  Amelia returns from a mysterious sabbatical, eager to face the future. Join us we say good-bye to the characters and the worlds of AMELIA COLE.


Preview: Amelia Cole #29: The End of Everything Part 5

AMELIA COLE #29: The End of Everything Part 5

Writers: Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride
Artist: Nick Brokenshire
Letterer: Rachel Deering
Price: $0.99
Pages: 22
Rating: 12+

It’s the penultimate issue of AMELIA COLE! Anything we say would undersell it and be a spoiler, but remember: there are no reboots. Everything counts, and no punches are pulled as everyone bands together with Amelia to fight The Council! This is a big one, to put it mildly.


Preview: Behemoth #4: Har Megiddo

BEHEMOTH #4: Har Megiddo

by Chris Kipiniak, illo. by J.K. Woodward
Pages: 24
Format: Comic Book
SRP: $1.99
Publisher: Monkeybrain Comics
Distributor: Monkeybrain Comics
Pub Date: December 9, 2015

In the final chapter, available next week exclusively on comiXology, the team — such as it is — is deployed on its first mission, and following the tragic events of the previous issue, our main character Theresa has gone full beast mode. Sure, she’s facing a small army, but we also haven’t seen the full extent of her power until now. The real question isn’t how many soldiers she can disembowel, though, it’s whether or not she can pull herself together long enough to lead the team back home — and if she even cares anymore.

Now that Behemoth is complete and available in a single volume for just $4.99, we finally see the full vision of writer Chris Kipiniak (Spider-Man, Nightcrawler) and artist J.K. Woodward (Star Trek/Dr. Who, X-Men), who have created a surprisingly heartfelt action blockbuster that questions the teen mutant superhero concept while standing proudly in it.


Preview: Amelia Cole and the Impossible Fate

Amelia Cole and the Impossible Fate

Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride (w) • Nick Brokenshire (a & c)

The Council has banished Amelia to the Magic World and Hector to the World of Science, leaving Lemmy and the remains of Omega Company fighting to survive in the war torn Blended World! Now that the enemy has been unleashed, our heroes rally against their IMPOSSIBLE FATE in this epic fourth IDW Publishing volume of Monkeybrain Comics’ acclaimed AMELIA COLE series by Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride, Nick Brokenshire, and Rachel Deering!

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-422-1


Preview: Amelia Cole #24

Amelia Cole #24

Writers: Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride
Artist: Nick Brokenshire
Letterer: Rachel Deering
Price: $0.99
Pages: 20
Rating: 12+

Lemmy and Omega Company look for traces of Amelia’s magic in the Blended World while Hector gets a huge surprise in the Non-Magic one– and not all surprises are fun, cake, and presents. Also – someone gets a new look. It’s the final chapter of AMELIA COLE AND THE IMPOSSIBLE FATE, Lemmyheads!



Review: Strange Nation TPB

Strange Nation TPBI am a huge movie buff, as can be ascertained by my previous postings. One of my favorite movies of all time is All The President’s Men, where an intrepid pair of reporters uncovers a huge conspiracy, involving shredding and government employees. Many movies, tried to capture the same intrigue, as this classic film, the most recent being, Kill The Messenger, but none have even come close. That search, ended with Strange Nation, which plays about upon similar machinations but in a fun and suspenseful way.

The comic centers on Norma Park, a former investigative reporter, who lost her job when she uncovered corruption involving politicians. Now she is on her own, still pursuing the same story with the help of a weird sidekick. This has got be one of the weirdest conspiracies, involving aliens, doomsday cults and ape men, thus accentuating the “strange” of Strange Nation. One that any tabloid would be happy to run, which is the reason why Norma got fired.

The story delves into Norma’s personal history as well as personal life, revealing multilayered protagonist, one of the better developed female lead characters I have ever seen. The story also has all the quintessential tropes of a good crime noir novel, allowing murder mystery to occupy the same space as aliens. Eventually, Norma meets Dr. Milo, the main antagonist, and finally finds that truth for which she almost lost everything for. The story arc ends with the revelation of an impending war.

Overall, a fun story that makes light of tabloids and has all the fun quirks of a great Doctor Who episode. Paul Allor’s story is a fun trip down the supermarket aisle where all these creatures exist in those tabloid newspapers. The art by Juan Romera provides enough texture and allure to enhance the noir-ish style story the collaboration is aiming for. Ultimately, this story is a fun mix of Roswell and Manchurian Candidate, definitely worth a read.

Story: Paul Allor Art: Juan Romera
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: BUY

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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