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Review: Titans Special #1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the beginning of the next step for the Titans.

Titans Special #1 is by Dan Abnet, Sergio Davila, Vicente Cifuentes, Brent Peeples, Matt Santorelli, Brian Ching, Nicola Scott, Max Raynor, Ben Oliver, LuisGuerrero, Marcelo Maiolo, Michael Atiyeh, Jordie Bellaire, Dinei Ribeiro, Romulo Fajardo, Jr., Ben Sharpe, Brandon Peterson, Marie Javins, Rob Levin, and Paul Kaminski.

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Review: Superman Special #1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got a special issue of Superman!

Superman Special #1 is by Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Scott Godlewski, Gabe Eltaeb, Rob Leigh, Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez, Andrew Marino, Paul Kaminski, Mark Russell, Bryan Hitch, Alex Sinclair, Tom Napolitano, Marie Javins, Ian Flynn, and Kaare Andrews.

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Preview: Trinity #21

Trinity #21

Story: James Robinson
Art: Patch Zircher, Tyler Kirkham
Color: Gabe Eltaeb
Letterers: Josh Reed, Carlos M. Mangual
Cover: Guillem March, Tomey Morey
Variant Cover: Bill Sienkiewicz
Editor: Katie Kubert, Paul Kaminski
Assistant Editor: Andrea Shea
In Shops: Apr 11, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“MAN DOWN” part two! Deimos and his armies have besieged the Trinity-so why is Steve Trevor helping the enemy?! Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman fight their way through one monstrous magical menace after another as Dark Strike’s stolen Skartaran weaponry is unleashed!

Preview: Trinity #19

Trinity #19

Story: James Robinson Art: Jack Herbert
Color: Gabe Eltaeb Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual
Cover: Guillem March, Tomeu Morey
Variant: Bill Sienkiewicz
Editor: Paul Kaminski Assistant Editor: Andrea Shea
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“No Home for you Here” part three! War has erupted on Skartaris, and Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are caught in the middle and fighting for their very survival! As Deimos’ army lays siege to Shamballah, Jennifer Morgan reveals the core of the conflict to the Trinity: control
of time itself! Don’t miss the shocking conclusion that will leave the fate of one of the closest confidants of our heroes in deadly question!

Preview: Action Comics #999

Action Comics #999

Story: Dan Jurgens Art: Will Conrad
Cover: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund Variant: Kaare Andrews
Color: Ivan Nunes Letterer: Rob Leigh
Editor: Paul Kaminski Assistant Editor: Andrea Shea
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“The General”! Superman’s journey through time has crashed to a halt, and at the end of the line General Sam Lane stands face to face for the first time with his grandson, Jon. Buckle up, because the most awkward super-family reunion in history is about to begin!

Review: Action Comics #999

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Superman.

Action Comics #999 is by Dan Jurgens, Will Conrad, Ivan Nunes, Rob Leigh, Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, Andrew Dalhouse, Kaare Andrews, Andrea Shea, and Paul Kaminski.

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Review: The Silencer #2

The world’s deadliest assassin thought she was out…but the past won’t let her leave! Talia al Ghul’s violent disappearance has led to a mystery that could cost Honor Guest the lives of her family, and to defend those she loves, Honor must once again don the mantle of the Silencer! Seeking information from the neutral ground of the assassin’s armory, Silencer gets more than she bargained for as the most monstrous forces of the underworld descend for the kill!

The “New Age of Heroes” continues as Honor must deal with the attack on her and Talia and then attempt to go about her life. The Silencer #2 continues a fun mash-up of the familiar blending together True Lies, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and John Wick into a series that feels very unique and unlike anything DC has done before.

Creators Dan Abnett and John Romita, Jr. aren’t delivering anything new or groundbreaking here. Honor confronts the new management and wants out but is dragged back into the business. We’ve seen that. A lot. But, it’s done in a way that’s entertaining with solid art to compliment the story. Abnett and Romita do a fantastic job of balancing the action, the tension, and family life, finding a humor that connects it all.

Romita is helped on art by Sandra Hope‘s ink, Dean White and Arif Prianto‘s color, and lettering by Tom Napolitano. For the series to go from this action packed sequence to a domestic one in just a few pages, that requires some solid artwork to make it flow well. And that is exactly what happens. There’s small details like Hope’s hair being fringed and must be cut so her husband doesn’t know. A drawing by her kid. A cleanup of the bodies. It all comes together well in Romita’s distinctive style.

The Silencer is a winner blending action and humor in a familiar package that still feels fresh. While it doesn’t feel very “DC” it is entertaining and part of the “New Age of Heroes” that I’m coming back to check out and see where it takes us.

Story: Dan Abnett and John Romita Jr. Art: John Romita Jr.
Ink: Sandra Hope Color: Dean White and Arif Prianto Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Editor: Paul Kaminski Assistant Editor: Andrea Shea
Story: 8.45 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.45 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: The Terrifics #1

Bound together by fate, united by the spirit of exploration and hope for tomorrow, the Terrifics are bound from the Dark Multiverse of Metal! When Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho, Plastic Man and Phantom Girl find themselves literally bound together by a tragic accident, our team of unlikely allies must rely on one another to make their way back home. But a startling revelation on their return trip brings them face to face with a new mystery: Where in the universe is Tom Strong?

Spinning out of the Dark Nights: Metal event, The Terrifics kicks off with Mr. Terrific coming upon the abuse of his technology which has created a rift with the Dark Multiverse. Since we don’t know how things end in the event, how we got to this point is a little unclear. Despite that, the comic is a fun start though and generally you don’t need to know about the event, it’s just helpful. That’s all on the shoulders of Jeff Lemire and Ivan Reis who are both credited with the story. Reis also provides the art with Joe Prado on inks, Marcelo Maiolo‘s color, and lettering by Tom Napolitano.

The first issue is our heroes thrown into the unknown of the Dark Multiverse with the set-up of conflict in personalities. And that’s a lot of the draw of the comic. Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho, and Plastic Man are three personalities that couldn’t be further apart and the conflict there is the entertainment.

What’s also interesting is Lemire and Reis’ exploration of the downright abuse of Plastic Man. There’s some things laid out here that shows a character who’s dealing with recent abuse and to the storyteller credits you see him dealing with that a bit through humor. It’s subtle and smart. Through their journey too the characters pick up a fourth team member and then that discovery of Tom Strong… sort of. It’s a message from him really. Your enjoyment may hinge on how you respond to the use of the character.

The art is epic with a great sci-fi feel about it all and there’s some imagery that’s jaw dropping cool. There’s also an ominous feel about it all and that’s helped by the color and ink which help change the mood of the scenes as the comic progresses. The lettering too helps convey the emotion and how out of hand some of the situations are.

The comic has some familiar things to it. There’s absolutely some Fantastic Four elements. There’s some Lost in Space. It’s fun. While the first issue doesn’t blow me away it is more than enough to provide enjoyment and I can’t wait to see where the next issues takes us.

Story: Jeff Lemire, Ivan Reis Art: Ivan Reis Cover: Ivan Reis, Marcelo Maiolo
Ink: Joe Prado Colors: Marcelo Maiolo Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Group Editor: Marie Javins Editor: Paul Kaminski Associate Editor: Jessica Chen
Story: 7.85 Art: 8.05 Overall: 7.85 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Action Comics #998

Action Comics #998

Story: Dan Jurgens Art: Will Conrad Cover: Will Conrad and Ivan Nunes
Color: Ivan Nunes Letterer: Rob Leigh
Editor: Paul Kaminski Assistant Editor: Andrea Shea
In Shops: Feb 28, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“BOOSTER SHOT” part six! Escape from Planet Zod! Superman and Booster Gold must escape to travel back to the present, where the life of the captured Sam Lane hangs in the balance!

Dark Horse and Archie Comics Announce Staff Changes

Dark Horse and Archie Comics have shot out releases on some recent staff changes.  Dark Horse has announced the promotion of its former senior director of Marketing, Matt Parkinson, to vice president of Marketing.  Archie Comics has added Jim Sokolowski as Senior Vice President – Sales and Business Development; names Harold Buchholz, Senior Vice President – Publishing and Operations; Paul Kaminski, Executive Director of Editorial; Alex Segura, Vice President – Publicity and Marketing.

This past may marked Parkinson’s seventh year at Dark Horse.  He will now take on the full-time responsibility of overseeing the day-to-day duties of the Marketing department. Matt was first promoted to the role of senior director this past December, following the departure of former Marketing VP Micha Hershman.  I couldn’t help but run the photo that Dark Horse sent.

Jim Sokolowski, formerly of Marvel and DC Comics, joins Archie as Senior Vice President – Sales and Business Development. “Ski” will oversee the company’s sales efforts in the direct, bookstore, digital and newsstand markets and guide plans to expand the reach of the company’s iconic characters and storylines. “Ski” brings a wealth of experience to the company, having previously served as Chief Operating Officer at Marvel and Executive Director of Publishing Operations at DC Comics.

Harold Buchholz has been promoted from Executive Director of Publishing and Operations to Senior Vice President – Publishing and Operations. Buchholz will continue to oversee the company’s distribution, printing and packaging in order to maximize sales through various channels.

Paul Kaminski has been promoted to Executive Director of Editorial. In his new role, Paul will oversee the editorial side of Archie’s graphic novel and comic book output and coordinate the editorial side of Archie’s entire line of titles and imprints.

Alex Segura has been promoted from Executive Director of Publicity and Marketing to Vice President – Publicity and Marketing, and will continue to oversee the company’s external messaging to the press, social media and marketing outlets.

Congrats to all in their new roles!

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