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Preview: Batman: Gotham Nights #8

Batman: Gotham Nights #8

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Puppets” by Steve Orlando, Tom Lyle, Jeromy Cox, and Troy Peteri

As a child, Dick Grayson saw his world come crashing down when his parents were killed by mobster Tony Zucco. Now Zucco’s son has been kidnapped by the Ventriloquist, and Nightwing is his only chance to make it home alive. Dick must make a choice: How far is he willing to go to save the son of the man he hates most? 

Lifelines” by Andrea Shea, Neil Edwards, Scott Hanna, Jeromy Cox, and Troy Peteri

A kid from the Narrows, Duke Thomas, a.k.a. the SIGNAL, trained under Batman to become Gotham’s daytime protector. But his responsibilities as a superhero have vastly outweighed his responsibilities at home, and Duke becomes painfully aware of this fact when he realizes the member of the Xiqu gang who just stabbed him is none other than his childhood friend Danny Wong!

Batman: Gotham Nights #8

New Digital Firsts Include More World’s Finest and Harley Quinn

DC’s Digital Firsts continues with the second issues of World’s Finest: Batwoman and Supergirl on Monday June 8 and Harley Quinn: Make ’em Laugh on Wednesday June 10. Aquaman: Deep Dives has stories by both Marv Wolfman and Cecil Castellucci! These new chapters, along with DC’s ongoing daily dose of Super Hero action, give fans even more choice of content while expanding DC’s digital publishing line with original stories.

Monday June 8

World’s Finest: Batwoman and Supergirl #2

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Faceless” by Sanya Anwar, Chad Hardin, Chris Sotomayor, and Rob Leigh

Batwoman must go undercover in a highly secretive beauty company in order to track down a missing journalist. But what Kate discovers is far more insidious than she ever imagined!

Exit Interview” by Andrea Shea, Mike Norton, Marissa Louise, and Comicraft

Since arriving on Earth, Supergirl has always followed in her cousin’s footsteps. But when she’s fired from her internship at CatCo, Kara will have to forge her own path…

World's Finest: Batwoman and Supergirl #2

Tuesday June 9

Batman: Gotham Nights #8

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Puppets” by Steve Orlando, Tom Lyle, Jeromy Cox, and Troy Peteri

As a child, Dick Grayson saw his world come crashing down when his parents were killed by mobster Tony Zucco. Now Zucco’s son has been kidnapped by the Ventriloquist, and Nightwing is his only chance to make it home alive. Dick must make a choice: How far is he willing to go to save the son of the man he hates most?

Lifelines” by Andrea Shea, Neil Edwards, Scott Hanna, Jeromy Cox, and Troy Peteri

A kid from the Narrows, Duke Thomas, a.k.a. the SIGNAL, trained under Batman to become Gotham’s daytime protector. But his responsibilities as a superhero have vastly outweighed his responsibilities at home, and Duke becomes painfully aware of this fact when he realizes the member of the Xiqu gang who just stabbed him is none other than his childhood friend Danny Wong!

Batman: Gotham Nights #8

Wednesday June 10

Harley Quinn: Make ’em Laugh #2

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Housewarming” by Marguerite Bennett, Isaac Goodhart, Chris Sotomayor and Marshall Dillon

Poison Ivy’s throwing a housewarming party, and Harley’s got to find her bff the ultimate gift. It has to be something special…something rare…and deadly would be a plus! Can Harley and her animal pals find Pammy the perfect present before everyone gets arrested?

The Lady or the Tiger” by Gail Simone, Priscilla Petraites, John Kalisz, and Tom Napolitano

Harley Quinn delivers some long-awaited justice on behalf of a woman who’s been wrongfully imprisoned, but with a Harley twist. And by twist, we mean mallet.

Harley Quinn: Make 'em Laugh #2

Thursday June 11

Aquaman: Deep Dives #8

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Breathless” by Marv Wolfman, Pop Mhan, Tony Aviña, and Wes Abbott

The terror group Scorpio attempts to capture and dissect Aquaman in an effort to create superhuman soldiers!

Whale Watch” by Cecil Castellucci, Pop Mhan, Rex Lokus, and Wes Abbott

While escorting a pod of whales to safety, Aquaman and Mera discuss starting a family of their own, but their conversation is cut short when naval sonar tests disorient the pod, causing the whales to attack naval ships, and forcing Aquaman, Mera, and the Navy officers to save the pod before they hurt anyone.

Aquaman: Deep Dives #8

Friday June 12

The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #8

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Rain on My Parade” by Dave Wielgosz, David Lafuente, Luis Guerrero, and Rob Leigh

It’s the Flash Parade and everyone’s so excited…except for Barry Allen. This  is  his  least  favorite  day  of  the  year.  Can  a  superhero  showdown  with  the  villainous Tar Pit show Barry the best side of the parade or will the day be ruined?

Cold Case” by Dave Wielgosz, Dan Mora, Tamra Bonvillain, and Rob Leigh

A radioactive beast runs rampant after an explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs. But is it man or monster, and can the Flash calm the creature before it destroys Central City?

The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #8

Saturday June 13

Teen Titans Go! Booyah #3

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Beast in Show” by Tom Sniegoski, Sarah Leuver, and Gabriela Downie

After a long day of stopping an alien invasion, the Titans are all set to relax in front of the tube and watch the annual Jump City Dog Show…but what are the Brain and Monsieur Mallah doing there? And why does that dog look so much like Beast Boy?!

“Buttered-Fries Effect” by Ivan Cohen, Sara Leuver, and Gabriela Downie

Future Robin arrives with a warning: “Do nothing!”

Teen Titans Go! Booyah #3

Sunday June 14

Swamp Thing: New Roots #8

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Toys on Parade” by Phil Hester, Tom Mandrake, Hi-Fi, and Dave Sharpe

Deep in the bayou, Swamp Thing continues to follow the fifolet, despite not knowing the mysterious spirit’s ultimate destination. On his way he encounters a strange and powerful girl locked away in the swamp, with magical friends and a monster at her door.

The Ghost Light” by Phil Hester, Tom Mandrake, Hi-Fi, and Dave Sharpe

Swamp Thing has been following the eerie light of the Fifolet as the spirit leads him to people in need of his help. But what if the mysterious ghost light has a deeper purpose? What if it knows more about Swamp Thing’s past than it lets on…and what if it’s trying to lead Alec Holland home?

Swamp Thing: New Roots #8

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Review: DCeased: Unkillables #3

DCeased: Unkillables #3

I wasn’t quite sure how I’d feel about diving back into a comic about an out of control disease and the survivors of the pandemic. While DCeased: Unkillables has given us a zombie from a villain view, there’s still something rather odd as we’re hunkered down. DCeased: Unkillables #3 wraps up this story arc delivering a satisfying, yet rushed, finale.

Writer Tom Taylor wraps up the latest chapter of the anti-life apocalypse with an issue that delivers an action-packed finale and one that could have used an extra issue. There’s a lot packed in with sequences that could have been issues by themselves. The sanctuary is being overrun by the unlife monsters and the survivors decide to head to Gotham and possible sanctuary.

The issue is mostly a road warrior trip dodging the dead and trying to survive and Taylor delivers some truly amazing moments within. There’s a sequence on the bus which is original and could have been an issue by itself, or an entire film by itself. It’s original horror and actually exciting.

But, that excitement is tempered in a way with each villain having their last stand to be heroes. The sequences are inspiring in some way but it has a feel of 37 different endings and a story that just won’t wrap up. That feel of multiple codas is enhanced with an almost poetic voice-over narrative and touching moments. If the brief exchange between Slade and Jason Todd doesn’t get you… It’s weirdly emotionally satisfying but also goes on in an odd pacing that does and does not reward the reader.

Karl Mostert packs a lot in for the art. There’s so much there to cover. Battle after battle, heroes, villains, and the anti-life dead all clamor for something. Mostert inks with Trevor Scott, Neil Edwards, and with colors by Rex Lokus. There’s some scenes that hit the emotional mark. One reveal is sure to satisfy. But, for every one of those, there are others where the image isn’t focused in. Instead, we’re given the big picture instead of the emotional close-up. It feels like the moments worthy of two-page spreads are never really given it. While the art at times is really cool, it never quite nails the excitement of what’s going on.

DCeased: Unkillables #3 is both a satisfying and unsatisfying end. There’s some great moments and a good sense of humor used but moments that really should have played out feel a bit rushed and the art never quite delivers the shock or the awe. It feels rushed in some ways with too much packed in and a finale that could have benefited from a fourth and final issue. As part of the overall story, it’s not bad, but on its own, it falls a bit short.

Story: Tom Taylor Art: Karl Mostert
Ink: Trevor Scott, Neil Edwards, Karl Mostert
Color: Rex Lokus Letterer: Saida Temofonte
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Review: DCeased: Unkillables #1

DCeased: Unkillables #1

DCeased: Unkillables #1 could have been an entire issue of Deathstroke killing zombie Nazis and I’d have been more than satisfied. That opening alone sucked me in and nailed down the exact type of comic that would follow. It’s an over the top summer blockbuster… and a hell of a lot of fun.

Writer Tom Taylor delivers another chapter, and look, at the end of the world. DCeased: Unkillables #1 kicks off the follow up to DCeased. The anti-life equation has ravaged the world and the heroes are likely to not solve the problem. What’s a villain to do?

While a sequel, DCeased: Unkillables #1 is set up in a way that you don’t need to read the previous series. You’re able to get an idea as to what’s going on. While some events are danced around, none of it is vital to enjoy this debut issue. And enjoyable it is.

Taylor seems to gleefully revel in the over the top nature of the story. Things are taken to the line and cross it, but at the same time knows it is doing exactly that. Jokes abound making what might seem macabre instead humorous. There’s levity in that 80s action-flick sort of way. Quips are delivered quickly and with a style that makes everyone cool.

Karl Mostert‘s art helps with all of that. There’s gore but it never quite crosses into gore-porn. Blood exists and bodies pile up but Mostert does it in a way that relies partially on imagination. The gore isn’t the focus. Instead, Mostert uses the situations for over the top reactions delivering a bit of visual and physical comedy to it all. That’s helped by Rex Lokus‘ colors which pop and prevent a dour look.

DCeased: Unkillables #1 is a solid start to this series. Those who have read the previous volume might appreciate a different perspective but it feels like a fresh start. The duality of that is impressive. The content itself, the story and visuals, are over the top in a big-budget summer popcorn sort of way creating a reading experience that you can sit back, turn your brain off, and just enjoy.

Story: Tom Taylor Art: Karl Mostert
Ink: Trevor Scott, Neil Edwards, John Livesay

Color: Rex Lokus Letterer: Saida Temofonte
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: DCeased #6 (of 6)

DCeased #6 (of 6)

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Hairsine, Neil Edwards, Stefano Guadiano (CA) Mark Brooks
In Shops: Oct 30, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Humanity is on the brink of extinction, and only a few remaining members of the Justice League stand between life and annihilation. As the remnants of humanity make their last gamble for survival, will there even be a planet left to call home when all is said and done? The senses-shattering conclusion to the year’s surprise blockbuster is here!

DCeased #6 (of 6)

DCeased #6 Gets a First Look

DCeased #6

Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Trevor Hairsine, Neil Edwards and Stefano Guadiano
Cover art by Mark Brooks
Variant cover art by Francesco Mattina and Yasmin Putri
In Shops: Oct 30, 2019
Final Orders Due: Oct 07, 2019
SRP: $4.99

DCeased, DC’s brutal blockbuster, reaches its chilling conclusion! Humanity is on the brink of extinction, and only a few remaining members of the Justice League stand between life and annihilation. As the remnants of humanity make their last gamble for survival, will there even be a planet left to call home when all is said and done?

DCeased #6

Review: Old Man Logan Vol. 10 End of the World

Logan is dying but before he goes out, he has some things he wants to take care of including one last adventure with Alpha Flight and to get his revenge against Maestro.

Old Man Logan Vol. 10 End of the World collects issues #46-50 and Annual #1 by Ed Brisson, Ryan Cady, Damian Couciero, Ibraim Roberson, Neil Edwards, Simone Di Meo, Hayden Sherman, Carlos Lopez, and Domo Sanchez Almara.

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores January 22! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Astonishing X-Men: Until Our Hearts Stop

Havok is back and trying to make up for his turn as a bad guy. His attempt to become an X-Man again has him bringing together a team that includes Dazzler, Warpath, Beast, and Colossus and puts them on a course to take on the Reavers and O.N.E.

Astonishing X-Men: Until Our Hearts Stop collects issues #13-17 and Astonishing X-Men Annual #1 by Matthew Rosenberg, Greg Land, Neil Edwards, Travel Foreman, Jay Liesten, Frank D’Armata, and Jim Charalampidis.

Get your copy in comic shops January 22nd! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: X-Men: The Exterminated #1

In the aftermath of Extermination, the X-Men mourn for their fallen brother, Cable. But no one is taking it harder than his adopted daughter, Hope Summers. Will Hope be able to cope with the loss, or will she be led down a dark path that she won’t be able to return from? Only Jean Grey can save Hope from herself! Plus, celebrate the life of Nathan Summers with a story from his past by Chris Claremont!

Cable is dead, sort of, during the events of “Extermination” having been killed by his younger self. And, not surprising, “post event” (the last issue of Extermination hasn’t been released yet) we get an issue mourning the loss of the character. Broken into two stories, X-Men: The Exterminated is an ok follow up but lacks, something. Having read it, I walked away having just spent the 15 minutes of my time and instantly the comic was pretty forgettable. It’s not that it’s bad, it’s just not memorable in any way. There’s no revelation. There’s not even much emotion. It’s just a safe comic that feels like a box checked off more than anything.

The first story follows Hope and Jean Grey as they set off to close down Cables various hideouts. Hope of course has a mission of her own that’s very predictable. The two go back and forth about what Cable meant to Hope and the banter feels like it’s more about Hope’s absence from comics more than her time with Cable. There’s much left on the table such as Hope sort of being Jean Grey’s granddaughter in a way and where Hope has been. Jean shows little emotion in the mourning and Hope comes off a bit cold beyond the anger she shows at Bishop and Deadpool, two characters who have a lot of history with Cable as well. Out of it all, Deadpool is the one who delivers the most emotional bit laying his cards on the table in a way. Writers Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler seem to not shake the tree much in an way and the script is fairly predictable in its end. It’s a story that’s both emotionless and without much point beyond answering the question about what happened to all of Cable’s technology and weapons?

The art by Neil Edwards with color by David Ramos and lettering by Joe Sabino too is forgettable. Again, it’s not bad but much like the story itself nothing stands out. The settings are generic sci-fi. There’s a mention of Cable enjoying cyberpunk but what’s presented doesn’t feel much like that. The environments have the minimal detail at no point emphasizing how much there really is or at least how much could get out and do some damage.

The second story reflects on a bit after Cable, Nathan, is born where his parents head to Alaska for some relaxation. It rewrites some of the comic history but it’s interesting mostly for the return of classic X-Men scribe Chris Claremont. The story itself has its touching moments but again misses any real interest. What’s most fascinating is the perspective of the narrative of the story being told. Nothing said or shown is vital and it all feels like its been included because it deals with baby Cable and fits the first story’s theme of parents and their kids (on a couple of levels).

The art by Ramon Rosanas with color by Nolan Woodard and lettering by Joe Sabino is ok with a throwback quality to it all. The comic feels like it could have fit into the late 80s or early 90s as far as style and would have fit being a backup story then.

The comic as a whole is ok. It never feels like it really honors Cable and by the end you’re left with muttering “that’s it?”. Nothing is vital and again this feels more like a checking of the box than anything else. There isn’t some deep thought about who Cable is or his impact on X history, instead it’s a very surface level experience that lacks any real emotion or depth.

Story: Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, Chris Claremont
Art: Neil Edwards, Ramon Rosanas
Color: Jay David Ramos, Nolan Woodard Lettering: Joe Sabino
Story: 6.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Pass

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Preview: X-Men: The Exterminated #1

X-Men: The Exterminated #1

(W) Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, Chris Claremont (A) Neil Edwards, Ramon Rosanas (CA) Geoff Shaw
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 05, 2018
SRP: $4.99

EXTERMINATION AFTERMATH!

A Death in the Family!

In the aftermath of Extermination, the X-Men mourn for their fallen brother, Cable. But no one is taking it harder than his adopted daughter, Hope Summers. Will Hope be able to cope with the loss, or will she be led down a dark path that she won’t be able to return from? Only Jean Grey can save Hope from herself! Plus, celebrate the life of Nathan Summers with a story from his past by Chris Claremont!

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