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Preview: Batman vs. Ra’s Al Ghul #1 (of 6)

Batman vs. Ra’s Al Ghul #1 (of 6)

(W) Neal Adams (A/CA) Neal Adams
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Gotham City is under siege by terrorists, and Batman is determined to find the source. But when Boston Brand tries to intervene, he discovers an even more disturbing and deadly truth: the terrorists are led by an inhuman monster. Ra’s al Ghul has volunteered his own private security force to aid the GCPD, and now they are the only thing standing between nuclear terror and the townspeople! But al Ghul’s true goal is hidden from everyone’s eyes. He will destroy the city and kill Batman-this time for good. Watching in horror is… Bruce Wayne?

Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul #1 (of 6)

Preview: Vampirella #1 1969 Replica Edition

Vampirella #1 1969 Replica Edition

writer: Forrest J. Ackerman, Don Glut, Nicola Cuti
artists: Frank Frazetta, Tom Sutton, Billy Graham, Reed Crandall, Neal Adams, Mike Royer, Tony Tallarico, Ernie Colon
cover: Frank Frazetta
FC | 66 pages | Horror | $6.99 | Teen +

This special reprint includes every story and even advertisements exactly as they looked half a century ago! An essential part of a Vampirella collection, and far cheaper than an original!

Warren’s sharp-eyed editors assembled the best talents across the world to write and draw timeless stories. This first issue features a diverse range of masters including Neal Adams (Batman, Green Lantern), Reed Crandall (Blackhawk, EC Comics), longtime Jack Kirby inker Mike Royer and other greats Tom Sutton, Ernie Colon & Tony Tallarico. All under an unforgettable cover by Frank Frazetta.

Check out the Vampirella Archive HC series for more Warren Era Vampirella!

Vampirella #1 1969 Replica Edition

Vault Announces a Surprise Vault Vintage Cover for Sera and the Royal Stars #1

Vault Comics has announced a surprise Vault Vintage variant cover for Sera and the Royal Stars #1. Drawn by Nathan Gooden and designed by Tim Daniel, this Vault Vintage cover pays homage to Curt Swan and and Neal Adams‘ 1969 cover to Adventure Comics #381 from DC Comics.. 

Begun in 2018, the Vault Vintage cover line celebrates the artistic achievements of both modern and legendary comics artists. The back cover of each Vault Vintage cover features a detailed history of the original cover and the creative team who produced. Vault Vintage covers are designed to celebrate the creators and covers they honor, and to ensure readers learn about some of the most important moments in comics history.

Sera and The Royal Stars is an epic fantasy series co-created by writer Jon Tsuei and artist Audrey Mok, with colors by Raul Angulo, letters by Jim Campbell, and design by Tim Daniel

Civil war rages in the Empire of Parsa, and famine has struck. As the seasons refuse to turn, Princess Sera receives a vision from the deity Mitra telling her to find the Royal Stars and restore them to the heavens. Despite her kingdom and her troops’ need of her command, Sera embarks on a quest to find the fallen stars-now trapped on earth-and save her people from dearth and death.

Sera and the Royal Stars #1 hits store shelves on July 17th.

Sera and the Royal Stars #1 vault vintage cover

Regular series covers.

Mondo Releases More 80 Years of Batman Postsers

This Tuesday, Mondo has part two of remaining posters from their 80 Years of Batman gallery show. This week we’re shining the Bat signal on several truly quintessential pieces of Batman covers from the ’70s and ’80s including revelatory artwork by titans of the industry including Neal Adams, Jim Aparo, Frank Miller, Todd McFarlane, and Dave McKean.

Moving away from the lighter, more kid-friendly adventure comics of the ’50s and ’60s, BATMAN was returned to the more hardened “Dark Knight” vigilante we mostly associate his character with. This is largely due to the contributions from many of the artists mentioned above as well as writers Dennis O’Neil, Jim Starlin, Grant Morrison, and David Vern Reed. 

These are some of the best covers in all of Batman history and Mondo is proud to celebrate the art as big as possible as beautifully printed silkscreen posters. 

These posters will be available tomorrow (6/4) at a random time via mondotees.com.

BATMAN 251 by Neal Adams. 24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in June 2019. Ships to US, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands. $50

BATMAN 251 by Neal Adams

BATMAN 291 by Jim Aparo. 24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 200. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in June 2019Ships to US, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands. $50

BATMAN 291 by Jim Aparo

THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS by Frank Miller. 24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 275. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in June 2019Ships to US, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands. $50

THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS by Frank Miller

BATMAN 423 by Todd McFarlane. 24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in June 2019Ships to US, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands. $50

BATMAN 423 by Todd McFarlane

BATMAN: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY by Jim Aparo. 24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in June 2019Ships to US, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands. $50

BATMAN: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY by Jim Aparo

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM by Dave McKean. 24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in June 2019Ships to US, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands. $60

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM by Dave McKean

Ra’s al Ghul returns in a Batman vs. Ra’s Al Ghul from Neal Adams

Ra’s al Ghul, leader of the League of Assassins, grandfather of Bruce Wayne’s son and the only person in the world capable of going sword-to-sword with Batman, returns this August during DC’s Year of the Villain in a new six-issue mini-series, Batman vs. Ra’s Al Ghul, written and drawn by Ra’s al Ghul’s co-creator himself, legendary artist Neal Adams.

Neal Adams has produced some of the most memorable DC comics ever, but none more memorable and known worldwide than 1971’s Batman #243 and #244, in which Ra’s al Ghul co-creators Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams built to one of the most iconic images in the history of the Dark Knight, a swashbuckling Batman fighting for his life in the desert! 

Kicking off Batman vs. Ra’s Al Ghul in August, Adams shows a Gotham City under siege by terrorists, with Batman determined to find the source. But when Boston Brand, aka Deadman, tries to intervene, he discovers an even more disturbing and deadly truth: the terrorists are led by an inhuman monster! Ra’s al Ghul volunteers his own private security force to aid the GCPD, and now they are the saviors standing between nuclear terror and the townspeople!

But al Ghul’s true goal is hidden from everyone’s eyes. He will destroy the city and kill Batman—this time for good. Watching in horror is…Bruce Wayne? 

To coincide with the debut of Adams’ new mini-series, DC will also offer fans Batman #232 Facsimile Edition. The story that introduced Ra’s al Ghul will be reprinted in its original format in the first of several facsimile edition comics. In the now-famous story “Daughter of the Demon,” Ra’s reveals that he knows Batman’s secret identity—and that he needs the Caped Crusader’s help to save his daughter, Talia. It’s a tale that established Ra’s al Ghul as one of Batman’s most cunning and unpredictable foes!

Both Batman vs. Ra’s Al Ghul by Neal Adams and Batman #232 Facsimile Edition by Dennis O’Neil, Neal Adams and Dick Giordano will hit shelves on August 21, 2019.

cover to Batman vs. Ra's al Ghul #1 by Neal Adams
cover to Batman vs. Ra’s al Ghul #1 by Neal Adams
variant cover to Batman vs. Ra's al Ghul #1 by Neal Adams
variant cover to Batman vs. Ra’s al Ghul #1 by Neal Adams
cover to Batman #232 Facsimile Edition by Neal Adams
cover to Batman #232 Facsimile Edition by Neal Adams

Review: Detective Comics #1000

DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 COMIC REVIEW – HAPPY 80 YEARS BATS!

As part of DC’s year-long global celebration of Batman’s 80th anniversary, DC is publishing a momentous 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS—the series that introduced the world’s most popular Super Hero and the title from which the DC brand was born. This must-have collector’s item debuts March 27, 2019 and includes all-new stories plus a wraparound cover from the powerhouse art team of fan-favorite artist Jim Lee, inker Scott Williams and colorist Alex Sinclair.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 is highlighted by an original story from the team of writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Doug Mahnke that not only launches a new story arc but introduces a new version of the Arkham Knight to DC comics canon. Tomasi is no stranger to this character, having written his video game origins in 2015’s BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT – GENESIS miniseries.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 also features a two-page spread spotlighting the current state of the Batman universe by Jason Fabok, plus a treasure trove of original stories from a who’s who of comic writers and artists, all honoring the milestone anniversary of The World’s Greatest Detective.

Preview: Detective Comics #1000

Detective Comics #1000

(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Brian Michael Bendis, Paul Dini, Warren Ellis, Geoff Johns, Tom King, Dennis O’Neil, Christopher Priest, Kevin Smith, Scott Snyder, Others (A) Doug Mahnke, Neal Adams, Greg Capullo, Tony S. Daniel, Steve Epting, Kelley Jones, Andy Kubert, Alex Maleev, Dustin Nguyen (CA) Scott Williams (A/CA) Jim Lee
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $9.99

After 80 years, it’s here-the 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, the title that literally defines DC! This 96-page issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman’s past, present and future…plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Knight! But who is under the mask? And why do they want Batman dead? The incredible future of Batman adventures begins here! After 80 years, it’s here-the 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, the title that literally defines DC! This 96-page issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman’s past, present and future…plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Knight! But who is under the mask? And why do they want Batman dead? The incredible future of Batman adventures begins here!

Detective Comics #1000

Neal Adams, David Finch, Tom King, and Lee Weeks Come to Baltimore Comic Con

Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Baltimore Convention Center on October 18-20, 2019. The Baltimore Comic-Con will feature some of Batman’s most prolific creators in 2019, including Neal Adams, David Finch, Tom King, and Lee Weeks.

Neal Adams‘ work on such DC Comics characters as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and Green Arrow redefined an era of comics, bringing a photorealistic feel to the pages of their respective books. In the late-’60s, while freelancing for DC Comics, Adams also began working at Marvel Comics on X-Men with Roy Thomas. He continued to work for DC and Marvel throughout the late-’60s and ’70s, working on The AvengersDetective Comics, and Green Lantern/Green Arrow. More recently, Adams did a Deadman limited series and the 7-issue second volume of Batman: Odyssey for DC Comics, and handled art duties on Marvel Comics’ First X-Men and DC’s Harley’s Little Black Book, parodying his famous Superman vs. Muhammad Ali comic from the 1970s.

Joining the convention from Canada, Eisner Award-winning  David Finch received recognition for his early work at Top Cow Productions on titles such as CyberforceAscension, and Aphrodite IX. He then went on to spend a number of years at Marvel Comics, working on blockbuster titles including Ultimate X-MenAvengers(and the relaunched New Avengers), and Moon Knightbefore jumping into an exclusive contract with DC Comics in 2010 where he flexed his writing muscles as well as his drawing skills on Batman: The Dark Knight. He also worked on DC’s Forever Evil, and provided art on Wonder Woman (with his wife Meredith on writing duties).

Ringo and Eisner Award-winning Tom King is currently the writer of Batman at DC Comics, where he has also written Mister MiracleGraysonThe Omega MenDC NationSwamp Thing Winter SpecialHeroes in Crisis, and has a story in Action Comics #1000, not to mention his award-winning work at Marvel on The Vision. King’s first book, A Once Crowded Sky, a postmodern super hero novel, was recognized by USA Today as one of the best Graphic Novels of the year. He was named by the Hollywood Reporter as one of the five comic creators to watch in 2015. He was the 2018 Ringo Awards winner of Best Writer, and collected awards for Best Series (Mister Miracle, DC Comics), and Best Single Issue or Story and Best Humor Comic (Batman/Elmer Fudd Special, DC Comics).

Debuting professionally in the 1980s, artist and occasional writer Lee Weeks initially received publication in Eclipse Comics’ Tales of Terror horror anthology. He has contributed to much lauded work on titles such as Marvel’s DaredevilCaptain America, and Spider-Man’s Tangled Web, DC Comics’ bookshelf format Batman Chronicles: Gauntlet, and Dark Horse Comics’ Tarzan vs. Predator. He was also the featured artist in Volume 17 of TwoMorrow Publishing’s Modern Masters. In 2018, he was the recipient of numerous Ringo Awards, including Best Artist or Penciller, and Best Humor Comic and Best Single Issue or Story for his work on DC’s Batman/Elmer Fudd Special.

DC Reveals the Creative Lineup for Detective Comics #1000

DC Comics has unveiled full story details on the landmark 1,000th issue of Detective Comics, debuting on March 27, 2019. The 96-page Detective Comics #1000 celebrates the Dark Knight through a series of seven-to-nine-page standalone short stories from an all-star collection of the top writers and artists in Batman’s recent history including Tom King, Tony Daniel and Joëlle Jones, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, Peter J. Tomasi and Doug Mahnke, Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, Warren Ellis and Becky Cloonan and more.

The full lineup of stories, writers and artists to be featured in Detective Comics #1000 is:

“Medieval,” by Peter J. Tomasi and Doug Mahnke

Appearing in DC’s comic book continuity for the very first time, a new and mysterious version of the Arkham Knight will be debuting in a story that looks at Batman’s encounters with his villains throughout his career through the Arkham Knight’s eyes—but the Knight’s scheme remains to be seen.

“Batman’s Longest Case,” by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

One of the most popular talent teams in the history of the Dark Knight delivers a tale in which Batman follows clues around the world, leading him back to his home in Gotham City and to a secret organization that has been keeping tabs on him for years.

“Manufacture for Use,” by Kevin Smith and Jim Lee

The fan-favorite director of Clerks and one of Batman’s most visionary artists present a story that cuts between Batman fighting his greatest villains and his attempts to track down the gun that killed his parents.

“The Legend of Knute Brody” by Paul Dini, Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs and John Kalisz

The villains of Gotham speak, documentary-style, about that one henchman they each hired who was the absolute WORST at his job, constantly screwing up their plans.

“The Batman’s Design” by Warren Ellis and Becky Cloonan

Warren Ellis pens “The Batman’s Design” with Becky Cloonan, the first woman to draw Batman in the main comic series, in a story of Batman pursuing a pack of technologically enhanced mercenaries into a warehouse, where they think they’ve trapped him.

“Return to Crime Alley” by Denny O’Neil and Steve Epting

A direct sequel to O’Neil’s classic “There Is No Hope in Crime Alley,” from Detective Comics #457, in which Leslie Thompkins takes Batman to task for his addiction to violence, which, in her mind, perpetuates the horror that birthed him.

“Heretic” by Christopher Priest and Neal Adams

Two of the biggest powerhouse writers and artists in the comic book industry work together on a story featuring Batman helping a young man escape from Ra’s al Ghul’s League of Assassins— who then turned up in Gotham, dead. Batman travels to Tibet with a message for the League.

“I Know” by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev

The creative team behind SCARLET takes a unique future look at Batman and the Penguin. The Penguin comes to an elderly, wheelchair-bound Batman to tell him of the time that he learned Batman was Bruce Wayne—and to explain why he never did anything with that information. This story is available to read in its entirety on DCComics.com.

“The Last Crime in Gotham” by Geoff Johns and Kelley Jones

Superstar writer Geoff Johns and famed artist Kelley Jones tell a future story where the future family of Batman and Catwoman face off in a battle with the family of The Joker and Harley Quinn.

“The Precedent” by James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez

The team of James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez return to DETECTIVE COMICS after their highly successful Rebirth run, in a story of the night Bruce Wayne made the decision to bring Dick Grayson into his dark world, ending with the classic candlelight oath.

“Batman’s Greatest Case” by Tom King, Tony Daniel and Joëlle Jones

Groundbreaking BATMAN writer Tom King is joined by Tony Daniel and Joëlle Jones, who share artistic duties on the story. Presented using parallel story threads, Bruce Wayne visits his parents’ grave while Batman assembles his entire coalition of allies around him.

In addition to the above stories, Detective Comics #1000 will feature additional art from Mikel Janín and Amanda Conner, as well as a two-page spread from Jason Fabok depicting the current state of the Batman universe and its heroes and villains.

To further celebrate the Caped Crusader’s 80-year legacy, Detective Comics #1000 will offer an extensive retailer variant cover program. Hard-core collectors will want to get their hands on this series of variant covers showcasing the Dark Knight through various decades from iconic Batman artists such as Steve Rude, Michael Cho, Jim Steranko, Bernie Wrightson, Frank Miller, Tim Sale, Jock and Greg Capullo—plus an homage to Jerry Robinson’s cover of November 1942’s Detective Comics #69 by Bruce Timm.

This 96-page oversize collector’s edition issue will be available at comics retailers and digitally on March 27, 2019, for $9.99.

Detective Comics #1000

Preview: Further Adventures of Red Sonja Vol.1

Further Adventures of Red Sonja Vol.1

writer: Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas, Doug Moench, Clair Noto, Frank Thorne, Christie Marx, Charles Dixon, James Owsley, Bruce Jones, Peter B. Gillis, Jim Valentino, Sue Flaxman, Marie Javins, Steve Buccellato
artists: Frank Thorne, E.R. Cruz, Estaban Maroto, Howard Chaykin, Dick Giordano, Terry Austin, John Buscema, Pablo Marcos, Tony DeZuniga, Barry Smith, Ernie Chan, Neal Adams, Geof Isherwood, Luke McDonnell, Armando Gil, Bruce Jones, Steven Carr, Gary Kwapisz, Josef Rubinstein, Gavin Curtis, Keith Williams, Alfredo Alcala, Del Barras, Reggie Jones, Kirk Etienne, Howard Simpson, Rober Quijano
cover: Frank Thorne
FC | 200+ pages | $19.99 | Teen+

Featuring a collection of issues from the original Marvel Comics series “The Savage Sword of Conan,” with each page painstakingly re-mastered for this volume! Plus, Sonja Tales from Kull and the Barbarians, as well as pin-ups!

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