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Celebrate 80 Years of Green Arrow With the Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular

Time to dust off your Boxing Glove arrow, fire up the Arrowcar and join DC in celebrating eight decades of emerald excellence! On June 29, the Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 brings together some of comics’ greatest storytellers to pay tribute to Green Arrow’s legacy and the heroes and villains that have fought aside and against him.

Since his first appearance in More Fun Comics #73 in 1941, Oliver Queen, a.k.a. the Green Arrow has been one of the premier (and loudest) characters in the DCU, always at the forefront of where the superhero genre is headed as the eternal champion of the underdog. This over-sized anniversary issue follows in those footsteps, combining an all-star line-up of Green Arrow storytelling legends such as Mike Grell, Jeff Lemire, Phil Hester, Otto Schmidt, Ben Percy, Tom Taylor, and Devin Grayson alongside new Green Arrow contributors, including Stephanie Phillips, Mariko Tamaki, Ram V, Vita Ayala, Nicola Scott, Chris Mitten, Laura Braga, Max Fiumara, Brandon Thomas, and others to pay homage not just to the Battling Bowman, but Ollie’s partner-in-crime fighting Black Canary, Connor Hawke, Arsenal, Red Arrow, Speedy, Onomatopoeia, Count Vertigo and more!

Featuring a breathtaking cover by Detective Comics artist Dan Mora, this can’t- miss collectible will also feature an incredible selection of “decade” variant covers, courtesy of some of the best artists in the business:

  • 1940’s Variant: Michael Cho
  • 1950’s Variant: Daniel Warren Johnson
  • 1960’s Variant: Neal Adams
  • 1970’s Variant: Derrick Chew
  • 1980’s Variant: Gary Frank
  • 1990’s Variant: Howard Porter
  • 2000’s Variant: Jen Bartel
  • 2010’s Variant: Simone Di Meo

See what the past, present and future have in store for Green Arrow his allies and his enemies when the Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular arrives in comic book stores and on participating digital platforms on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 for $9.99.

Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular

Preview: Future State: Catwoman #2

Future State: Catwoman #2

Written by: Ram V.
Art by: Otto Schmidt

Catwoman has clawed her way through half of the Magistrate’s bullet train, but her fight has only just begun! Now, with Onomatopoeia in tow, Selina makes her way toward the car carrying a ghost of her past, and Gotham’s as well. It’s Bruce Wayne…but is it really him? And with Talia al Ghul on board as well, will this be a long-awaited reunion between the Bat and the Cat, or will Selina’s mission to rescue the Magistrate’s prisoners go off the rails?

Future State: Catwoman #2

Preview: Future State: Catwoman #1

Future State: Catwoman #1

Written by: Ram V.
Art by: Otto Schmidt

Masked vigilantes have been deemed illegal, and the Magistrate has commandeered a bullet train to take those they’ve captured to a reformation facility-and filled the rest of the train with innocent children! Catwoman is hellbent on ensuring it never reaches its destination. Armed with a new magnetic suit, assisted by her trusty band of Strays, and featuring Catwoman’s new protégé, she must pull off the impossible: a train heist where she steals…the train itself! But Selina isn’t the only person aboard who has plans for this train and its most unexpected passenger!

Future State: Catwoman #1

Early Preview: Eternals #1

Eternals #1

(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Esad Ribic
(Variant Covers) Alex Ross, Art Adams, Mahmud Asrar, Russell Dauterman, Dave Johnson, Alan Davis, Mike Del Mundo, Frank Cho, Rian Gonzales, Jeff Johnson, J. Scott Campbell, Greg Land, Todd Nauck, Dan Panosian, Joe Quesada, Khary Randolph, Ron Lim, Otto Schmidt, Walt Simonson, Superlog, Skottie Young, Leinil Francis Yu
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 06, 2021
SRP: $4.99

NEVER DIE. NEVER WIN. ETERNALS.

What’s the point of an eternal battle?

For millions of years, one hundred Eternals have roamed the Earth, secret protectors of humanity. Without them, we’d be smears between the teeth of the demon-like Deviants. Their war has waged for all time, echoing in our myths and nightmares.

But today, Eternals face something new: change. Can they – or anyone on Earth – survive their discovery?
From the thought provoking minds of Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Uncanny X-Men, Thor) and Esad Ribi? (Secret Wars, King Thor) comes a new vision of the classic Marvel mythology!

Eternals #1

DC Officially Announces Future State, a Two-Month Line Wide Event

DC Comics is kicking off 2021 with a look into the future with DC Future State. The rumored line-wide event has been revealed today. It kicks off in January 2021 and goes through 2021. DC Future State features a combination of monthly and twice-monthly oversize anthologies, as we well as a miniseries and one-shots,

DC Future State spotlights the World’s Greatest Super Heroes in fresh new roles, with all-new characters taking up their iconic mantles. DC Future State features an incredible array of creative talent, combining award-winning writers and artists with new voices from the worlds of TV, movies, and animation. In March 2021, the regular DC title lineup resumes, continuing existing storylines from 2020 and introducing new arcs for the year.

In DC Future State, the Multiverse has been saved from the brink of destruction, but the triumph of DC’s heroes has shaken loose the very fabric of time and space! The final chapter of Dark Nights: Death Metal (on sale January 5, 2021)  brings new life to DC’s Multiverse, kicking off this glimpse into the unwritten worlds of DC’s future!

A stellar array of writers and artists are on hand to deliver this unique look at beloved DC characters, including fan favorites such as Mariko Tamaki, Brian Michael Bendis, Gene Luen Yang, Joëlle Jones, Joshua Williamson, Nicola Scott, Cully Hamner, and John Timms, along with new voices such as award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years A Slave), Brandon Vietti (Young Justice), Meghan Fitzmartin (SupernaturalDC Super Hero Girls), Brandon Easton (Thundercats, Transformers: War for Cybertron), Alitha Martinez (REPRESENT! It’s A Bird!), L.L. McKinney (Nubia: Real One), Paula Sevenbergen (Stargirl), and Siya Oum (Lola XOXO), among others.

Check out below to see what the future beholds!

Batman Family

In this future, Gotham City is controlled by the Magistrate. This villainous regime has taken control of the city, now under constant surveillance. All masked vigilantes have been outlawed and Batman has been killed. But led by an all-new Batman, a new assembly of Gotham’s guardians rise to give hope to all of those who lost it!

Oversized Comics:

Future State: The Next Batman #1-4

  • The Next Batman, by John Ridley, Nick Derington and Laura Braga
  • Outsiders, by Brandon Thomas and Sumit Kumar
  • Arkham Knights, by Paul Jenkins and Jack Herbert
  • Batgirls, by Vita Ayala and Aneke
  • Gotham City Sirens, by Paula Sevenbergen and Emanuela Lupacchino

Future State: Dark Detective #1-4

  • Dark Detective, by Mariko Tamaki and Dan Mora
  • Grifters, by Matthew Rosenberg and Carmine di Giandomenico
  • Red Hood, by Joshua Williamson and Giannis Milonogiannis

Monthly Miniseries:

  • Future State: Batman/Superman, by Gene Luen Yang and Ben Oliver
  • Future State: Catwoman, by Ram V and Otto Schmidt
  • Future State: Harley Quinn, by Stephanie Phillips and Simone Di Meo
  • Future State: Nightwing, by Andrew Constant and Nicola Scott
  • Future State: Robin Eternal, by Meghan Fitzmartin and Eddy Barrows
Superman Family

Due to his involvement in an international crisis happening in the near future, Clark Kent has been rejected by Earth, causing him to focus his lifesaving efforts outside his adopted home. He travels to Warworld to rise through the ranks of gladiatorial combat in order to defeat Mongul with the help of some unlikely heroes. Back in Metropolis, Clark’s son Jon has taken on the mantle of Superman. After seeing the horrors that befell Gotham, he bottles Metropolis in order to keep it safe, putting him at odds with Supergirl.

Connecting the two oversized Future State: Superman titles, Shilo Norman, the man known as Mister Miracle, finds himself caught between the city he grew up in and the battle-torn planet that could be his downfall.

Meanwhile in the Amazon rainforest, Yara Flor is chosen to be the new Wonder Woman. Years later, the new Superman and Wonder Woman join forces to save their cities in a new superhero team-up the likes of which the world has never seen.

Oversized Comics:

Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1-2

  • Superman of Metropolis, by Sean Lewis and John Timms
  • The Guardian, by Sean Lewis and Cully Hamner
  • Mister Miracle, by Brandon Easton and Valentine De Landro
Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1-2

Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #1-4

  • Superman: Worlds of War, by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Mikel Janin
  • Midnighter, by Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad and Gleb Melnikov
  • Black Racer, by Jeremy Adams and Siya Oum
  • Mister Miracle, by Brandon Easton and Valentine De Landro
Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #1-4

Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1-2

  • Immortal Wonder Woman, by Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad and Jen Bartel
  • Nubia, by L.L. McKinney, Alitha E. Martinez and Mark Morales
Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1-2

Monthly Miniseries and One-Shots

  • Future State: House of El, by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Scott Godlewski (one-shot on sale February)
  • Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman, by Marguerite Bennett and Marguerite Sauvage
  • Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes, by Brian Michael Bendis and Riley Rossmo
  • Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman, by Dan Watters and Leila del Duca
  • Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex, by Mark Russell and Steve Pugh (3-issue series ending March 2021)
  • Future State: Wonder Woman, by Joëlle Jones
Justice League Family

A thread of great change runs through the Justice League heroes: a new League is built upon secret identities (even from each other), but an old and evolved enemy will use these secrets to try and overthrow the world. For the supernatural heroes of Justice League Dark, the very fabric of reality has shifted, and heroes are being hunted.

For Flash, Shazam, and the Teen Titans, it all begins when the four Riders of the Apocalypse unleash hell in a battle at Titans Academy, Barry Allen is cut off from the Speed Force, a Famine-controlled Wally West may be beyond saving, and Billy Batson makes a deal with the devil that will change Shazam forever. Off-world, John Stewart and the remaining Green Lanterns are stranded in the shadow of a dead power battery; Jackson Hyde and Andy Curry are separated across the galaxy; and Amanda Waller executes her ultimate plan with a new but terrifyingly familiar Suicide Squad on Earth-3.

At the end of time, Swamp Thing reveals its true intention, ruling supreme until a remnant of humanity launches a rebellion, and Black Adam looks to the past as the only way to save the future of the Multiverse.

Oversized Comics:

Future State: Justice League #1-2

  • Justice League, by Joshua Williamson and Robson Rocha
  • Justice League Dark, by Ram V and Marcio Takara
Future State: Justice League #1

Future State: Green Lantern #1-2

  • Last Lanterns, by Geoffrey Thorne and Tom Raney
  • Tales of the Green Lantern Corps, by Josie Campbell, Ryan Cady and Ernie Altbacker, with Sami Basri and Clayton Henry
Future State: Green Lantern #1

Future State: Suicide Squad #1-2

  • Suicide Squad, by Robbie Thompson and Javi Fernandez
  • Black Adam, by Jeremy Adams and Fernando Pasarin
Future State: Suicide Squad #1

Monthly Miniseries:

  • Future State: Aquaman, by Brandon Thomas and Daniel Sampere
  • Future State: The Flash, by Brandon Vietti and Dale Eaglesham
  • Future State: Teen Titans, by Tim Sheridan and Rafa Sandoval
  • Future State: SHAZAM!, by Tim Sheridan and Eduardo Pansica
  • Future State: Swamp Thing, by Ram V and Mike Perkins

Preview: Harley Quinn Black + White + Red Chapter Eleven

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red Chapter Eleven

Written by Simon Spurrier
Pencils Otto Schmidt
Inks Otto Schmidt
Colored by Otto Schmidt
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“Hypothetically Speaking”
It’s simple: kill the Batman. And the Flash. And Wonder Woman. And Superman. At least, hypothetically. And hypotheticals are all Harley Quinn’s got as she regales a bar full of Gotham’s scummiest scumbags on how she would take down the Justice League, but her solutions are anything but simple…

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red Chapter Eleven

Review: Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red Chapter Eleven

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red Chapter Eleven

DC ComicsDC Digital First program has a standout already with Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red. With each chapter, the digital comic series has delivered a new and interesting take on Harley Quinn. With different creators with each chapter we get a different version each week showing the flexibility in this iconic character. While some releases have retreaded similar themes or concepts, each chapter has delivered something different and new. Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red Chapter Eleven is an interesting release. It’s the second chapter that has evoked the classic Batman: The Animated Series in its tone and spirit.

Written by Simon Spurrier, Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red Chapter Eleven has Harley giving her advice on how she’d beat a handful of superheroes to a crowd of minions at a bar. It’s a story that’d fit perfectly in a standalone episode of the animated series and there are echoes of the beloved and classic “Almost Got ‘Im” episode.

What’s fun about these types tales is they engage the reader. Harley’s recounting of how she’d defeat so many heroes plays into our fantasy conversations of who would win in a fight. It gets us to ponder how we might defeat these heroes ourselves. There’s also something fun because with each of Harley’s suggestions, we’re left wondering why someone hasn’t done exactly that, as if these are ideas that’d work guaranteed. Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red Chapter Eleven delivers on the conversations so many of us comic fans have had. Also, beyond one or two of Harley’s examples, these aren’t plans to kill the heroes. Each suggestion is grounded in some way recognizing the mythic nature of her prey and the reality that true long term defeat just might not be possible.

The art by Otto Schmidt is fantastic. Schmidt mixes a gritty noir style with that of Batman: The Animated Series. There’s an exaggerated nature to Harley’s stories bringing a comedic flair to them. That’s reflected by the reality of where she is and who’s she with, thugs in a run down bar. Schmidt’s art is great going back and forth between the two and taking what could easily be a very dark story and giving it a bit of levity. The page layouts also stand out breaking from traditional panels to layer them in interesting ways and layer them on engaging backgrounds.

The lettering by Gabriela Downie stands out as well. With Schmidt’s interesting page layouts, the speech bubbles often shatter their expected placement. The bubbles at times look like they’re cut out and “taped” onto scenes shaking the layouts up even further. The two combine for unique visuals and a fun flow that matches Spurrier’s story. The style creates a flow and pace that matches Spurrier’s beats but also adds a little madness to Harley’s ideas.

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red Chapter Eleven is fantastic and one of my favorite entries in the anthology series. It mixes humor with a bit of darkness. And, while it goes in directions that are expected and familiar, it does so with so much glee and fun it’s hard to not enjoy the ride. It’s an entry that honors Harley’s roots while also delivering another special take on the character.

Story: Simon Spurrier Art: Otto Schmidt Letterer: Gabriela Downie
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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ComiXology Has 7 New Digital Comics For You Including New Harley Quinn

There’s seven new comics for you to get right now on comiXology including brand new Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red! Check out the full list of new comics here or the individual issues below.

Dead Mount Death Play #53

Written by Ryohgo Narita
Art by Shinta Fujimoto
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Habaki’s escaped! What exactly are these secrets he’s so desperate to keep? Read the next chapter of Dead Mount Death Play the same day as Japan!

Dead Mount Death Play #53

Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One #44

Written by Kumo Kagyu
Art by Shingo Adachi, Noboru Kannatuki, Kento Sakaeda
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This series is rated Adults OnlyDISCLAIMER: graphic sexuality goreCow Girl is jolted from her usual routine when an earthquake strikes the farm, and Goblin Slayer returns to his with a new quest… Read the next chapter of Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One the same day as Japan!

Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One #44

Rafael’s Contract Bride

Written by Nina Milne
Art by Imeri Tsubakino
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When Rafael unexpectedly proposed, Cora couldn’t believe what she was hearing. Rafael had brought her to Spain to work for him, but she never expected he’d want her as his wife. But all Rafael really wants is to fulfill the required conditions in order to buy land. The moment she finds out he’s only using her, Cora is devastated. Of course a gorgeous man wouldn’t love such a plain woman like her. But then why did he choose her to propose to?

Rafael's Contract Bride

The Nanny Affair

Written by Robyn Donald
Art by Motoko Mori
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While dog-sitting, Emma meets the first man to ever make her blood run hot. Kane Talbot, the handsome next-door neighbor to her client, is a wealthy man respected by everyone in the area. However, he’s also engaged. Emma has to keep her distance before he truly claims her heart. However, the more Kane helps Emma out, the further she falls. Little does she know, he’s not someone she should have fallen for.

The Nanny Affair

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red (2020-) #11

Written by Simon Spurrier
Pencils Otto Schmidt
Inks Otto Schmidt
Colored by Otto Schmidt
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“Hypothetically Speaking”
It’s simple: kill the Batman. And the Flash. And Wonder Woman. And Superman. At least, hypothetically. And hypotheticals are all Harley Quinn’s got as she regales a bar full of Gotham’s scummiest scumbags on how she would take down the Justice League, but her solutions are anything but simple…

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red (2020-) #11

The Native Quest

Written by Greg Washington
Art by Greg Washington
Pencils Greg Washington
Colored by Eugene Perez Jr
Lettered by Greg Washington
Edited by Greg Washington
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Imagine [Afro-Science-Fiction-Futurism] and Spirituality all rolled into one coming-of-age tale, filled with Adventure, Thrills and Suspense. The main story has a grand epic feel to it, dealing with super villains and the potential of a Nuclear Holocaust, but the subplot is very intimate, as it focuses on real world issues such as Social Anxiety, Fear and Mental illness and its psychological affect on the main characters life journey.

The Native Quest

The Gospel of Matthew: NIV

Adaptation by Simon Amadeus Pillario
Art by Simon Amadeus Pillario
Pencils Simon Amadeus Pillario
Colored by Ryan Esch, Leslie, Simonin Wilmer
Cover by Simon Amadeus Pillario
Lettered by Simon Amadeus Pillario
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The Gospel of Matthew is a 240 page graphic novel from the series: The Word for Word Bible Comic. This edition included the New Internation Version (NIV) translation of the Bible and verse number are labelled at the bottom of each page for reference.

The comic presents every word of the new testament scripture, within its historical, cultural and geographical context. It employs a high view of scripture and is aimed at adults and readers aged 12+.

THE STORY INTRO: Throughout the books of Moses and the prophets, God has promised a messiah, a king to come and liberate his people, Israel, and rule the earth with peace and justice.

But what will be the fulfilment of this prophesied royal conqueror from heaven? The story begins in a sheep’s feeding trough…

ENDORSEMENTS: “Very interesting. As clear a readable rendition of the Bible as I have seen. Makes biblical teaching more accessible to young and old alike.” – John Wagner, Co-creator of Judge Dredd.

“Indeed, one might argue that The Word for Word Bible Comic is actually a more authentic presentation of the Bible than our bare printed texts, which invite us to fill a visual vacuum by supplying pictures in our own imagination of people and events.” – Rev Dr Christopher R. Smith (Author of “Understanding the Books of the Bible” Study Guides from IVP. Doctorate in Historical Theology and the Bible.)

The Gospel of Matthew: NIV

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Preview: Hawkeye Freefall #4

Hawkeye Freefall #4

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Otto Schmidt (CA) Kim Jacinto
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 11, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Daredevil tips Hawkeye off to the formation of a new task force. They have one mission: to stop the dangerous new Ronin before he tears the city apart. Clint joins up, but he can’t help but notice that Ronin gets results. Whose side is he really on? And as Hawkeye’s own hunt for the Hood intensifies, he’s about to find himself in the sights of one of his most dangerous foes of all time…

Hawkeye Freefall #4

Exclusive Preview: Hawkeye Freefall #3

Hawkeye Freefall #3

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Otto Schmidt (L) Joe Sabino (CA) Kim Jacinto & Tamra Bonvillain
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• As things around him are getting more dangerous, Clint Barton is being pushed to make some tough, and probably really bad, decisions.
• Meanwhile the mysterious new Ronin is waging war against The Hood and Hawkeye is caught in the middle of it.
• The Web of lies our Friendly Neighborhood archer finds himself caught in will have Spectacular ramifications when he is confronted by our Amazing secret guest star…
• (It’s Spider-Man. Shhh.)

Hawkeye Freefall #3
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