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Preview: Red Hood Outlaw #40

Red Hood Outlaw #40

(W) Scott Lobdell (A) David Messina (CA) Philip Tan
In Shops: Nov 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

After their first mission in the field, all the Outlaws want is to head back to the Block for some R&R. Unfortunately, no sooner do they get home than they find themselves under assault from Shay Veritas’ clones! It’s like Night of the Living Duplicates in there, and Red Hood is nowhere to be found. Is he teaching them a dangerous (but hopefully valuable) lesson with his absence, or is he dealing with something even bigger and more terrifying?

Preview: Gotham City Monsters #3

Gotham City Monsters #3

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Amancay Nahuelpan (CA) Philip Tan
In Shops: Nov 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The monsters have united in the aftermath of Melmoth’s attack, but one of their own has gone missing! Andrew Bennett, a.k.a. I, Vampire, has gone straight to the source of the evil that threatens the city, but the fanged one finds attacking Melmoth’s acolytes is biting off a little more than he can chew. Frankenstein leads Killer Croc, Lady Clayface, Orca, and the mysterious Red Phantom on a chase through the Gotham underground to try to rescue Bennett and shut down whatever Melmoth has planned next. But will their showdown at the Gotham City Zoo attract the attention of any of Gotham’s other protectors? Batwoman, perhaps?

Gotham City Monsters #3

Preview: Doctor Mirage #4 (of 5)

DOCTOR MIRAGE #4 (of 5)

Written by MAGDALENE VISAGGIO
Art by NICK ROBLES
Cover A by PHILIP TAN
Cover B by PHIL WINSLADE
Cover C by YOSHI YOSHITANI
On sale NOVEMBER 13 | 32 pages | $3.99 US | T+

Will Doctor Mirage escape the clutches of the terrifying Embalmer, and return to the land of the living? Danger lurks around every corner in this mind-bending ride by Eisner-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio (Eternity Girl) and astounding artist Nick Robles (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers)! It’s the must-read supernatural mystery of 2019!

DOCTOR MIRAGE #4 (of 5)

Preview: Red Goblin: Red Death #1

Red Goblin: Red Death #1

(W) Patrick Gleason, Rob Fee, Sean Ryan (A) Pete Woods (CA) Philip Tan
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Oct 30, 2019
SRP: $4.99

DEAD IS THE NEW RED!

In order to finally destroy Spider-Man once and for all Norman Osborn joined himself with the Carnage symbiote, becoming the Red Goblin! Here at last are the untold stories of the Red Goblin’s rein of madness and mayhem! So grab your greatest goblin gear and rend your raiments red, for the Red Goblin rides again!

Red Goblin: Red Death #1

The Dark Phoenix Rises in Marvel’s 40th Anniversary Variants

Forty years ago, the legendary creative team of Chris Claremont and John Byrne set a new standard for comic book stories with the Dark Phoenix Saga. Both heartbreaking and thrilling, the story found Jean Grey corrupted by the limitless power she yields as Phoenix. Beginning in UNCANNY X-MEN #128 and escalating until its dramatic conclusion in UNCANNY X-MEN #137, readers at the time were awestruck as Jean Grey went from heart of the X-Men to their most formidable villain. The saga was an instant classic and cemented the X-Men as one of Marvel Comics’ most successful franchises.

Since then, the Dark Phoenix Saga has been revisited in various stories, adapted to both television and film, and is considered a masterpiece of the comic book medium. Now, as Dawn of X launches and the X-Men venture into an exciting new era, the franchise will be honoring the past with Dark Phoenix 40th Anniversary Variant covers! From Jean Grey’s psychic battle with Emma Frost to the X-Men’s fateful clash with the Shi’ar Imperial Guard on the moon, each cover will see a pivotal moment in the event brought to new life by today’s top artists.

  • X-MEN #5 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT by KRIS ANKA
  • EXCALIBUR #5 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT by PHILIP TAN
  • NEW MUTANTS #5 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
  • X-FORCE #5 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
  • FALLEN ANGELS #5 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT by SCOTT WILLIAMS

Keep an eye out for these other Dark Phoenix 40th Anniversary Variants to be revealed at a later date as well as other variant programs celebrating Chris Claremont’s 50th year of iconic Marvel storytelling!

  • MARAUDERS #5 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
  • X-MEN #6 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
  • EXCALIBUR #6 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
  • MARUADERS #6 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
  • FALLEN ANGELS #6 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
  • NEW MUTANTS #6 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
  • X-FORCE #6 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT

Preview: Doctor Mirage #3 (of 5)

DOCTOR MIRAGE #3 (of 5)

Written by MAGDALENE VISAGGIO
Art by NICK ROBLES
Cover A by PHILIP TAN
Cover B by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover C by PASQUAL FERRY
Pre-Order Edition Cover by TULA LOTAY
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 23rd

Doctor Mirage’s mind-bending mystery to the other side leads her to a frightening new foe!

How death-defying is Doctor Mirage?

Featuring the first appearance of a terrifying new villain! Enter… the Embalmer!

DOCTOR MIRAGE #3 (of 5)

Review: Year of the Villain: Joker #1

Year of the Villain: Joker #1

In general, I haven’t paid too much attention to DC’s Year of the Villain. As a concept, it hasn’t really jumped out to me. But, with John Carpenter writing Year of the Villain: Joker, I had to check it out.

The Joker, and his new companion the Six of Hearts, run around Gotham with the Joker attempting to get his groove back. But how does he go about that?

Carpenter is joined by Anthony Burch on writing duties and the story is rather entertaining. There’s an interesting focus on the insanity of the Joker from the perspective of someone else. Carpenter and Burch capture the humor of the Joker. There’s a playful randomness about it all that keeps readers on their toys.

It’s not all smooth. The comic is a bit of a drag to stat but as the story gets going to entertainment factor ups and goes into overdrive when the Joker crosses path with another villain at a convenient store.

The art is a bit mixed. Philip Tan handles the pencils with Marc Deering, Danny Miki, Jonathan Glapion, and Tan on ink. Jay David Ramos handles the colors. The art towards the beginning of the comic doesn’t feel like the same as what’s at the end. It’s a weird shift. At first, I disliked the art but by the end, I really enjoyed it, especially when Joker does his dynamic duo impersonation. The detail of saggy costumes is fantastic.

Year of the Villain: Joker #1 is a bit mixed for me. I started off hating it but by the end found myself really enjoying it and my opinion completely changed. Where I struggled to start I flew through the end. I almost stopped reading it at one point. But, by the end, glad I didn’t. The comic doesn’t have the insight I’d hope from Carpenter’s writing but it has his humor. Even if you’re not interested in the “Year of the Villain,” this is a comic you can pick up and enjoy.

Story: John Carpenter, Anthony Burch Art: Philip Tan
Ink: Marc Deering, Danny Miki, Jonathan Glapion, Philip Tan
Color: Jay David Ramos
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Gotham City Monsters #2 (of 6)

Gotham City Monsters #2 (of 6)

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Amancay Nahuelpan (CA) Philip Tan
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Melmoth’s attack on Gotham City has immediate consequences for the denizens of Monster Town, and the losses suffered by Frankenstein and the other monsters have suddenly made this very, very personal. It’s up to Frankie to convince his cohorts that they need to band together against this common threat, lest all of Gotham-nay, the Multiverse!-fall to the might of his old master. But before they can do that, they must first answer the question: Who is the Red Phantom?

Gotham City Monsters #2 (of 6)

Preview: Year of the Villain: Joker #1

Year of the Villain: Joker #1

(W) John Carpenter, Anthony Burch (A/CA) Philip Tan, Marc Deering
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
SRP: $4.99

In the Year of the Villain, what’s a Clown Prince of Crime to do when the world has started to accept doing bad as the only way to live? Out-bad everyone else, of course! The Joker is on a mission to get his mojo back and prove to the world that there is no greater villainy than the kind that leaves you laughing.

This special one-shot is co-written by legendary film auteur John Carpenter (The Thing, Halloween) and Anthony Burch (the Borderlands video games), making for a Joker comic that’s twisted in ways you never imagined!

Year of the Villain: Joker #1
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