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Preview: Nightwing #52

Nightwing #52

(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Chris Mooneyham (CA) Mike Perkins
In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

The city of Bludhaven is descending into madness…with citizens falling victim to not only a group of vigilantes taking justice into their own hands, but to a new brand of fear focused on the past. While Grayson is happy to simply look to the future and move forward with his life, how will he deal with a threat that originates in his past? A threat dead set on destroying the Boy Who Fears Nothing? A threat that goes by the name of Scarecrow? Will Grayson continue to leave it all behind, or will he be left with no other choice but to pick up the pieces of Nightwing’s shattered life…starting with a mask?

Preview: Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla Special #1

Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla Special #1

(W) Heath Corson, J.M DeMatteis (A) Tom Grummett, Tom Mandrake (CA) Marcus To
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $4.99

When a famous Hollywood talent agent is found brutally murdered, suspicion and evidence seem to point to his most famous client, Oscar winning actor Magilla Gorilla. Dick Grayson, already in Tinseltown to meet with said agent, senses something suspicious. Donning his Nightwing costume and joining forces with the simian suspect, he’s got one night to prove that this monkey doesn’t belong in a cage. Plus, part three of a Secret Squirrel backup story written by J.M. DeMatteis.

Preview: Nightwing #51

Nightwing #51

(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Garry Brown, Travis Moore (CA) Mike Perkins
In Shops: Oct 17, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Don’t forget, this issue features an enhanced foil cover by Mike Perkins!

After the cataclysmic events of BATMAN #55, our hero doesn’t remember training to fight, being a member of the Bat family, or being a superhero…and he could not be more content. It’s his life, and he’s happy to just live it with new friends and a roof over his head (wherever that roof might be). So when Blüdhaven finds itself without a protector and a new group of vigilantes pick up the slack, Grayson is more than happy to yield any perceived responsibility to the people of the city. But as things start to spiral out of control, muscle memory kicks in…and he is startled to discover that he’s more than just a pretty face.

Preview: Nightwing #50

Nightwing #50

(W) Ben Percy (A) Chris Mooneyham, Travis Moore (CA) Mike Perkins
In Shops: Oct 03, 2018
SRP: $4.99

“Knight Terrors” begins here! The big issue #50 kicks off an epic four-part story that brings together critical moments of fear and doubt from the past and the present. A young Dick Grayson hopes to escape the shadow of the Bat and earn the title of Nightwing, while an older Dick Grayson must deal with a blow he did not see coming. A common enemy unites the timelines: the Scarecrow, as you’ve never seen him before! This story goes deep into the mythology and nightmarish development of Dr. Jonathan Crane.

Preview: Nightwing #49

Nightwing #49

(W) Ben Percy (A) Amancay Nahuelpan (CA) Mike Perkins
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

What happens when the race is no longer against each other, but against Leviathan itself? As the head of the snake reappears, and as our heroes are allied against a common enemy, the bike race changes gears and the prize comes into focus-a chance for the winner to sit in the Mobius chair and ask one question.

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? Sound off in the comments! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – DC’s Adding More Titles to Their Walmart Comics Offering – Must be doing well.

CBR – Benjamin Percy Announces Departure from DC’s Nightwing – That’s a shame.

The Beat – Roz Chast is the first woman to be inducted into the Harvey Award Hall of Fame – About time and congrats it’s well deserved!

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Batman #54

Talking Comics – Bully Wars #1

Comic Attack – The Dreaming #1

The Beat – Garlandia

Preview: Nightwing #48

Nightwing #48

(W) Ben Percy (A) Amancay Nahuelpan (CA) Mike Perkins
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Guest-starring the Silencer! Dick Grayson is forced to participate in the world’s greatest motorcycle race, a three-day affair hosted on a remote island and populated by the greatest riders on the planet. Nightwing reluctantly complies, but only to save the life of an old friend. That brings him into competition with the Silencer, who’s also racing to save a friend. Only one rider can win…so who’s gonna leg this one out? That’s if they survive the onslaught of super-criminals in the race as well.

First Impressions Featuring: Venom, Ve’nam and more Venom!

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s First Impressions where we take a look at a handful of comics in order to discern just how accessible they are for new readers, because every comic could be somebody’s first – and that’s the first question that’ll be answered with this feature. The second is whether youshould  start there because sometimes a book could be accessible to new readers but the quality could be less than average, and so each comic will receive a score out of ten based upon Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale.

Where possible we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in, assuming we’ve read any part of the story thus far. All comics were provided for review purposes unless otherwise noted.


 

Venom: First Host #1 (Marvel)
Can a new reader start here? 
Yes.
Recap & review: This is just a really good story about the Venom symbiote’s first host. I’m not going to insult you by pretending you don’t know who Venom is, and thusly you don’t need a recap here.
Rating: 8.2

Web of Venom: Ve’nam #1 (Marvel)
Can a new reader start here? Yes.
Recap & review: There’s probably some relevance to the main series given that Donny Cates is writing that and this one shot, but I’m behind in the main series and have probably missed that. Which means that I got to enjoy this as a historically set Venom/Nick Fury/Logan story.
Rating: 8.4

Scarlet #1 (DC)
Can a new reader start here? Yes.
Recap & review: Some shit went down, and now Portland is an isolated lawless (maybe?) city led by Scarlet. I have never heard of or read this story before (this is a sequel), but you can jump in pretty quickly once you accept the premise.
Rating: 8.1

Nightwing Annual #1 (DC)
Can a new reader start here? Uh, maybe?
Recap & review: We all know who Nightwing is, right? Well that’ll help, and you can kinda find your way with this annual, but it isn’t always the easiest to pick up on prior events (though in fairness what’s relevant is explained). Not a bad issue, but not the easiest place to start, either.
Rating: 7.5

Preview: Nightwing Annual #1

Nightwing Annual #1

(W) Ben Percy (A/CA) Otto Schimdt
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $4.99

The smart city overhaul of Blüdhaven was just the beginning-a single battle in a larger cyberwar that Nightwing is only starting to understand. But now the story of the Dark Web organization begins to expand as Grayson travels to Gotham City and partners up with Vicki Vale. We live in an era of fake news, alternative facts, disinformation. The gatekeepers of truth can’t be trusted anymore, and sometimes elections, businesses and even lives are at stake. Nightwing faces off against the first of three lieutenants in the army of the Dark Web: Vire, the psychic embodiment of malware who can unearth your darkest secrets.

Preview: Nightwing #47

Nightwing #47

(W) Ben Percy (A) Chris Mooneyham, Klaus Janson (CA) Mike Perkins
In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Dick Grayson may want to consider a new career in cyber-security, because the major tech upgrades coming to Blüdhaven mean deadly danger for everyone in the city. Nightwing battles the mysterious tech mogul Willem Cloke, who it turns out is just a front man for the real threat-the organization known only as the Dark Web! Time to change those passwords, Blüdhaven!

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