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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!

Preview: Nightwing #46

Nightwing #46

(W) Ben Percy (A) Chris Mooneyham (CA) Mike Perkins
In Shops: Jul 04, 2018
SRP: $3.99

A new high-tech corporation setting up shop in Blüdhaven claims to be the cure for what ails the crumbling city. But Night-wing learns it’s a very hostile takeover when he runs afoul of their metahuman operative, a digital phantom impervious to physical attack. Luckily, Nightwing has his very own I.T. backup: Batgirl! But can the two work together after their meeting in BATGIRL #25, also in stores this month?

DC Collectibles in February 2019

DC Collectibles announced today four new statues hitting stores in February 2019 featuring fan-favorite characters Harley Quinn, Nightwing and Batgirl. See below for more details and attached for imagery.

Harley Quinn Pink, White & Black: Valentine’s Variant by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau Statue

This limited-edition, mad-lovely Valentine’s Day variant is based on the HARLEY QUINN #1 Rebirth variant cover by renowned artist Stanley ”Artgerm“ Lau.

  • Based on the art by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
  • Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira
  • Limited to 5,000 pieces and individually numbered
  • Size: 7.5’’ tall
  • MSRP: $80.00

DC Designer Series: Nightwing & Batgirl by Ryan Sook Statue

Workplace romance is never easy and doing it behind a mask while protecting the streets of Gotham City takes the difficulty to new heights. But being able to embrace your beloved while hanging upside down via grapnel-gun cable makes it all worthwhile. This statue is inspired by the art of Ryan Sook and is designed to stand upright or be mounted on a wall so the characters can hang inverted in their embrace. This polyresin statue is limited to 5,000 pieces.

  • Designed by Ryan Sook
  • Sculpted by Paul Harding
  • Limited to 5,000 pieces and individually numbered
  • Size: 13.7’’ tall
  • MSRP: $250.00

Harley Quinn Red, White & Black: Harley Quinn by Mingjue Helen Chen Statue

It’s time for deadly baseball! Harley Quinn is a formidable foe with a baseball bat, but when you swap out balls for live bombs, her game turns lethal.

  • Designed by Mingjue Helen Chen
  • Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira
  • Limited to 5,000 pieces and individually numbered
  • Size: 7’’ tall
  • MSRP: $80.00

DC Bombshells: Harley Quinn Sepia Tone Variant Statue

  • Based on art by Ant Lucia
  • Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira
  • Limited to 5,000 pieces and individually numbered
  • Size: 10.75’’ tall
  • MSRP: $125.00

Preview: Nightwing #45

Nightwing #45

(W) Ben Percy (A) Chris Mooneyham (CA) Declan Shalvey
In Shops: Jun 06, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Nightwing investigates a string of murders that at first seem disconnected… but when signs start to point to the digital underworld, the mean streets of Blüdhaven begin to transform. So how does a hero like Dick Grayson – used to using his fists to solve problems – stop a villain he can’t get his hands on? Especially when Blüdhaven isn’t the only thing compromised by a tech implant in this new “smart city” initiative… so is Nightwing’s mind.

DC Rebirth Roundup: Comics From The 25th of April and 2nd of May

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s DC Rebirth Roundup where we take a look at most of the comics released by DC and try to work out just how accessible they are for new readers – 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 said series.

Each comic will receive a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly based on how easy it was for new readers to pick them up with only a basic familiarity with the characters.  You’ll also notice that each comic will get a rating that falls on Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale, so you’ll have an idea if the comic is any good or not (remember quality and accessibility don’t always go together).

Typically only select comics released in the featured weeks will be covered.


 

GA_Cv40Batman #46 Booster Gold decided to show Batman what life would be like if his parents lived, and Bruce Wayne decided he liked it and destroyed the time machine. Dick Grayson is a one word Batman with a penchant for murder, and the world doesn’t get better beyond that. Nor does the comic. An unfriendly 6/10

Green Arrow #40 A solid conclusion to an arc that found Green Arrow in the middle of a war torn country being taken over by a supervillain who just shot our hero in the gut. This isn’t terribly Friendly, but it is still accessible. 7/10

Hal Joran And The Green Lantern Corps #44 There’s a war coming (you’ll sense a theme with that), and the Green Lanterns are consolidating power. A Friendly 8/10

Nightwing #44 Part one of a new arc, so the question is can you pick it up with out any prior knowledge? Kinda. I mean, it’s Friendly enough, but it’s not the best read out there. 5/10

The Flash #46 ….. yeah, it’s not bad. But it’s honestly just a set up issue for the upcoming Flash War, so it is technically Friendly. 5/10

Wonder Woman #46 A relatively easy jumping on point, providing you know who Wonder Woman is. You may not know about her brother, Jason, but that’s not a huge deal. Friendly, and not half bad. 7/10

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