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Preview: Adventures of the Super Sons #2 (of 12)

Adventures of the Super Sons #2 (of 12)

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Carlo Barberi, Art Thibert (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Kids today, amiright? What with their vaping, texting, emoji-ing and whatnot-never mind what happens when teen villains the Gang get their hands on Gold Kryptonite! That’s exactly what the young bad guys plan to do to impress the Earth’s biggest villains! Super Sons Robin and Superboy stand face to face with Rex Luthor, Joker Jr. and other psychos pulled right from your nightmares. The Gang has already robbed Superboy of his powers, and now they’re ready to reveal their grand plan!

Review: Adventures of the Super Sons #1

Check out the lost and secret adventures of Damian Wayne (Robin) and Jon Kent (Superboy) in this flashback miniseries that takes a deep dive into the bombastic bromance between the sons of the DC Universe’s greatest heroes. It’s an epic dual storyline that transcends current events, as Superboy and Robin find themselves targets of an interstellar team of young badasses called the Gang.

Check out the first issue of this max-series by writer Peter J. Tomasi, artist Carlo Barberi, inker Art Thibert, and colorist Protobunker.

Review: Adventures of the Super Sons #1

Check out the lost and secret adventures of Damian Wayne (Robin) and Jon Kent (Superboy) in this flashback miniseries that takes a deep dive into the bombastic bromance between the sons of the DC Universe’s greatest heroes. It’s an epic dual storyline that transcends current events, as Superboy and Robin find themselves targets of an interstellar team of young badasses called the Gang.

I loved Super Sons. The comic series was a breathe of fresh air. It mixed action, humor, with a childlike sense of fun. And fun is the name of the game as we got to experience Damian’s cold outlook on life mixed with the wide eyed naivete of Jonathan. The two are so far apart, opposites, and in that they’re the perfect team playing off of each other so well. Damian’s seriousness mixed with Jon’s sense of excitement and fun created a combination that was impossible to not enjoy. For me, it was infectious.

Luckily, we’re getting more of the two with Adventures of the Super Sons that has them teaming up again in this “lost story” and coming up against a group of villains that feels so perfect in so many ways. The two battle a villain and get you into their pattern of things. There’s lots of fun as to two battle evil, and each other to some extent. There’s a large dose of humor that adds to the excitement and entertainment of it all, writer Peter J. Tomasi makes sure to keep it all going with a grin. It’s all a build up to reset the status quo in a way and introduce new readers before we’re introduced to the bad guys they’ll be facing and those bad guys are awesome. While some may roll their eyes, I smiled, laughed, and got super excited for the Super Sons.

Part of that excitement is due to the art of Carlo Barberi, inks by Art Thibert, and color by Protobunker, along with lettering by Rob Leigh. The art has an energy about it that matches Tomasi’s writing. The color, the panels, the focus, there’s an excitement about it all that matches the youthful leads. The designs are fantastic and Barberi’s style is a personal favorite of mine. The combination of art and story just creates an energy about it all.

And I think that’s the greatest strength of this issue, and the previous series, it remembers these are kids. The story treats them as kids, doing things like running off to get popcorn in the middle of battle. They go back and forth, like kids. The art style feels young and full of energy. It’s a complete package that knows what it is from story through the art. And because of that, it’s beyond fun.

Story: Peter J. Tomasi Art: Carlo Barberi
Ink: Art Thibert Color: Protobunker Cover Art: Dan Mora
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Adventures of Super Sons #1 (of 12)

Adventures of Super Sons #1 (of 12)

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Carlo Barberi, Art Thibert (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $3.99

The Super Sons are back in an all-new 12-issue miniseries written by Peter J. Tomasi! Check out the lost and secret adventures of Damian Wayne (Robin) and Jon Kent (Superboy) in this flashback miniseries that takes a deep dive into the bombastic bromance between the sons of the DC Universe’s greatest heroes. It’s an epic dual storyline that transcends current events, as Superboy and Robin find themselves targets of an interstellar team of young badasses called the Gang.

Review: The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York

I recently watched a movie called Shock and Awe which brought up the fact that those in power, create their own truth. That’s evident in today’s political climate, where the current government’s stance is a clear disdain for immigrants and especially for refugees. We have regressed over a century back to the days when “immigrant” was a bad adjective for someone. We completely ignore the contributions from foreign born American citizens throughout our history. The fact today’s xenophobia and racism is coming from people in power, it’s even more alarming to hear. Some of America’s greatest figures, people we celebrate today weren’t in America, but we seem to ignore that fact or are completely unaware of our own history.

The immigrant story is one of hope and doing better for your kids. A parent their kids will do better than they have. They they’ll “pull themselves up by their bootstraps”.  I remember watching the movie Avalon with Aidan Quinn, and Kevin Pollak years ago and thinking that it was the American dream of building a world better for your family. Though that movie was purely fiction, it still resonated, and gave the audience an impression of the struggles many immigrants face when they come to America. When I heard about Peter J. Tomasi and Sara DuVall’s The Bridge, I could not wait. The graphic novel is about the immigrant brothers who built the Brooklyn Bridge.

We meet the Roeblings as they come to America, particularly the patriarch, August, and his most astute son, Washington. As the family business grows, so does their family. As the family tries to finds some semblance of normal, the family business waits for no one, and one of the last jobs August worked on but never saw come to fruition, was the Brooklyn Bridge, the company’ greatest undertaking. Washington pushes on, as the men who he employs follow him blindly because of his military background. They go through trials and tribulations, leading to discoveries from the American Revolution, to unexpected fires and deaths. Washington became victim of a malady himself, then known as Caisson disease, or what some people call “the bends,” leaving him bedridden and forcing Emily to be her husband’s eyes and ears at the work site. It’s a story of an amazing structure, and the family that built it, that helps define New York City and America.

Overall, the graphic novel is a spellbinding tale of how one man made structure connects one family to one another and forever to a city and the world. The story by Tomasi is engrossing, passionate, and epic. The art by DuVall is captivating and beautiful. Altogether, it’s an important story about the love of family and how dreams are what becomes part of our destiny.

Story: Peter J. Tomasi Art: Sara DuVall
Story: 10 Art: 9.8 Overall:9.9 Recommendation: Buy

100 Page Giant Comics from DC Come to Walmart this Summer Starting in July with Original Stories

This summer, Walmart shoppers will find it easier to discover the lore behind their favorite DC experiences as DC Entertainment has announced that a series of “giant” monthly comics will be sold exclusively in more than 3,000 participating Walmart stores around the country.

Available for $4.99, each 100-page anthology features all-new stories written exclusively for these books by some of DC’s top creative talents, including Tom King, Dan Jurgens, Brian Michael Bendis, Andy Kubert and others. Each title will also include additional story arcs drawn from fan-favorite DC eras such as the New 52, Rebirth and the New Age of DC Heroes.

Each of the four titles – Superman Giant, Justice League of America Giant, Batman Giant, and Teen Titans Giant – will arrive in stores by July 1. Beginning in August, the Superman and Justice League of America titles will arrive in week one of each month, with the second pair, Batman and Teen Titans, arriving approximately two weeks later.

The debut title lineup includes:

SUPERMAN GIANT #1

SUPERMAN GIANT #1 features chapter one of the two-part “Endurance,” an original story written by Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Tom Derenick. The Daily Planet sends Clark Kent to Tornado Alley to do a story on the area, but when the storm hits, it turns out that this mild-mannered reporter is more helpful as Superman.

The issue also includes:

THE TERRIFICS #1­ (2018) – From this year’s New Age of Heroes and born of the events of DC’s hit series DARK NIGHTS: METAL. Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho, Plastic Man and Phantom Girl are a team of heroes bound together by fate and united by the spirit of exploration and discovery. Together these heroes plumb the depths of the fantastic to learn what it means to become family.

GREEN LANTERN #1 (2005) – Written by best-selling writer Geoff Johns with art by Ethan Van Sciver and Carlos Pacheco, this first chapter launches the fan-favorite three-part story “No Fear,” in which Hal Jordan makes his return to the DC Universe as the Green Lantern, casting the light of justice on the darkest corners of Space Sector 2814.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #1 (2003) – The iconic fan-favorite story arc, “Public Enemies,” returns, courtesy of writer Jeph Loeb, with artists Ed McGuinness and Tim Sale. Batman and Superman unite when President Lex Luthor accuses the Man of Steel of a crime against humanity and assembles a top-secret team of powerhouse heroes to bring Superman in by any means necessary.

September’s SUPERMAN GIANT #3 features Eisner Award-winning writer Tom King’s first return to the Man of Steel since his poignant and heartfelt tribute story, “For Tomorrow,” in the pages of ACTION COMICS #1000. Together with DC Master Class artist Andy Kubert, this powerhouse team will take readers on a new 12-part adventure titled “Up in the Sky!” When a little girl is kidnapped and taken from Earth, Superman embarks on a galaxy-spanning mission to find the perpetrators…but has to decide what lengths he will go to in order to save one life!

TEEN TITANS GIANT #1

In this original six-part Teen Titans story by Dan Jurgens with art by Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher, and Jim Charalampidis, the Teen Titans’ pizza dinner is interrupted by the introduction of a new villain, the Disruptor. Teaming up with the Fearsome Five and working as an agent of H.I.V.E., he had one mission: kill the Teen Titans! The battle spills onto the streets of San Francisco, putting its citizens at risk, while H.I.V.E. uses this distraction to begin their plan for world conquest!

Additional issue #1 stories include:

SUPER SONS #1 (2017) – From DC’s smash-hit Rebirth event, writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Jorge Jimenez reintroduce the sons of Superman and Batman, Jonathan Kent and Damian Wayne, in part one of “When I Grow Up.” As Robin, Damian’s more than ready to take his place at the heroes’ table and has zero plans to wait his turn. And he’s dragging Superman’s son along for the trip, whether Jon likes it or not!

SIDEWAYS #1 (2018) – Also from the New Age of Heroes, this story written by Dan DiDio with art by Kenneth Rocafort introduces fans to high schooler Derek James who, during the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, has acquired powers from the Dark Multiverse and stepped into the role of superhero! But when cracks begin to appear in the space-time continuum, he soon learns that with that much power comes even greater liability!

TEEN TITANS #1 (2003) – Written by best-selling author Geoff Johns with art by Mike McKone. Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy welcome in a new roster of young heroes to train to defend humanity—Wonder Girl, Impulse and a Superboy who’s been cloned from Superman’s DNA!

BATMAN GIANT #1

Batman is on the case of a missing girl in “One More Chance,” an all-new story by writer Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Patrick “Patch” Zircher. Batman is the world’s greatest detective, but what happens when the trail in his newest case leads him back to a place from his past that he never expected to revisit?

BATMAN GIANT #1 also includes:

BATMAN #608 (2002) – Written by Jeph Loeb with art by comics icon Jim Lee, issue #608 kicks off “Batman: Hush,” one of the most popular storylines in the Dark Knight’s fabled history. When Batman sets out to unmask the mystery character wreaking havoc in his life, he teams up with an unexpected ally (Catwoman) and finds himself facing off against not only his deadliest foes, but some of the toughest characters in the DC Universe, including Poison Ivy, Killer Croc and even Superman!

NIGHTWING #1 (2011) – From DC’s New 52, this story by writer Kyle Higgins and artist Eddy Barrows debuted a new look for Dick Grayson as he dives into a tale of murder, mystery and superhuman evil against the backdrop of Haley’s Circus, the place that started him on his path from acrobat to orphan to sidekick and ultimately superhero!

HARLEY QUINN #1 (2011) – Also from the New 52, writer Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Amanda Conner break Harley Quinn out of The Joker’s shadow with all the force of a giant mallet!

Beginning with BATMAN GIANT #3 in September, superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis makes his DC debut on the Dark Knight with a 12-part story, “Universe.” Batman’s run-in with the Riddler leads the Caped Crusader into a mystery that spans the globe!

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA GIANT #1

Justice League member Wonder Woman is spotlighted in “The Conversion,” an all-new story from NIGHTWING writer Tim Seeley and artists Rick Leonardi and Steve Buccellato. In this single-issue story, Wonder Woman comes face to face with Ares, god of war—who sees her as a promising new recruit!

JUSTICE LEAGUE GIANT #1 also includes:

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (2011) – From the incomparable team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee comes this version of the League from the New 52. In this alternative spin on the union of Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg, superheroes are a strange and new phenomenon. The mysterious Batman discovers a dark evil that requires him to unite these reluctant heroes to protect Earth from a cosmic-level threat!

THE FLASH #1 (2011) – In this New 52 version of the Fastest Man Alive, writer Brian Buccellato and artist Francis Manapul introduce Barry Allen to a villain who not only can be everywhere at once, but is also a close friend of the Scarlet Speedster!

AQUAMAN #1 (2011) – Award-winning writer Geoff Johns and dynamic artist Ivan Reis team up on this story from the New 52! Aquaman has given up the throne of Atlantis, but the sea still has plans for Arthur Curry as a broken race of undersea creatures, the Trench, emerges from the ocean depths, bent on destroying the surface world!

In issue #2, Seeley teams up with artists Felipe Watanabe and Chris Sotomayor on “Mother’s Day,” a stand-alone story where Wonder Woman returns to Paradise Island for the first time since her exile, only to find that the Amazons – and Queen Hippolyta – have been abducted by Echidna, the mythological Mother of Monsters, with a brood of unstoppable beasts as children!

Issue #3 begins another original 12-part Wonder Woman story by HARLEY QUINN co-writers Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti called “Come Back to Me.” When Steve Trevor’s plane crashes on an island outside of time itself, it’s up to Wonder Woman to rescue him from this mysterious land, full of monsters, dinosaurs and some very surprising citizens.

Review: Dark Nights Metal: Dark Knights Rising

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 collection of the Dark Knights Metal one-shots!

Dark Nights Metal: Dark Knights Rising is by Scott Syder, Grant Morrison, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Frank Tieri, Sam Humphries, Dan Abnett, Peter J. Tomasi, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Riccardo Federici, Ethan Van Sciver, Philip Tan, Tyler Kirkham, Francis Manapul, Tony S. Daniel, Danny Mini, Riley Rossmo, Howard Porter, Jorge Jimenez, Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza, Ivan Plascencia, Rain Beredo, Jason Wright, Dean White, Arif Prianto, Tomeu Morey, Hi-Fi, Alejandro Sanchez, Wil Quintana, TOm Napolitano, Clayton Cowles, Jason Fabok, and Brad Anderson.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on June 26. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Super Sons/Dynomutt Special #1

Super Sons/Dynomutt Special #1

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Oclair Albert (CA) Oclair Albert (A/CA) Fernando Pasarin
In Shops: May 30, 2018
SRP: $4.99

It’s no fun for Jon Kent to be visiting Big City with his parents for the funeral of an old friend. So his best pal Damian Wayne decides to follow along and give him the inside scoop on the city. But when they go to meet Robin’s local friend, Dynomutt, they find him injured and in need of help. And Dynomutt’s human superhero companion, Blue Falcon, has seemingly turned evil. What’s the reason for this betrayal between once-loyal companions, and what role might the evil Red Vulture play in this scenario?

Review: Super Sons/Dynomutt and the Blue Falcon Special

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 Super Sons teaming with Dynomutt!

Super Sons/Dynomutt and the Blue Falcon Special is by Peter J. Tomasi, Fernando Pasarin, Oclair Albert, Gabe Eltaeb, Rob Leigh, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Doug Mahnke, Wil Quintana, Jim Chadwick, and Liz Erickson.

Get your copy in comic shops today. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

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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.

Get your copy in comic shops today. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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