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Preview: Batman/Superman: Authority Special #1

Batman/Superman: Authority Special #1

Art by: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Written by: Ben Templesmith, Trevor Hairsine

Following Mongul’s brazen attack on Earth, Superman’s world has been turned upside down: conflict between Atlantis and the surface world, the discovery of an immensely powerful new element, dead refugees with mysterious ties to Krypton, and expulsion from the Justice League! When Superman re-forms the experimental, antiestablishment Authority to join him in liberating Warworld, Batman comes to them with a request: join him for one unorthodox, off-the-books mission first, one he could never ask the Justice League to be a part of…and one he doesn’t expect everyone to come back from.

Batman/Superman: Authority Special #1

Get a Look at Gotham City Villains Anniversary Giant #1

Gotham City may be protected by the Dark Knight, but the home of Batman and his allies is also plagued by some of the deadliest, most nefarious villains in the DC Universe! In this oversized anniversary giant, DC presents tales of Batman’s deadliest foes written and drawn by some of the biggest, most exciting names in comics!

Celebrated Villains, Celebrated Storytellers!

This anthology marks the anniversary year of Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. The Penguin and is celebrated by a special Penguin/Catwoman story by acclaimed actor, screenwriter, and producer Danny DeVito, who immortalized the character in the 1992 hit movie Batman Returns. DeVito teams up with fan-favorite artist Dan Mora on a fun heist story/romance between The Penguin and his “crush” from Batman Returns, Catwoman. 

This anthology also celebrates the anniversaries of other Bat-baddies, with stories spotlighting:

  • The Scarecrow (story and art by Wes Craig)
  • Poison Ivy (written by G. Willow Wilson, art by Emma Rios)
  • Ra’s al Ghul (written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, art by Riccardo Federici)
  • Talia al Ghul (written by Nadia Shammas & Joshua Williamson, art by Max Raynor)
  • The original Red Hood (written by Stephanie Phillips, art by Max Fiumara)
  • The Mad Hatter (written by Dan Watters, art by Skylar Patridge)
  • Killer Moth (written by Mairghread Scott, art by Ariela Kristantina)

Highly Collectible Variant Covers!

Not only does this must-have anthology celebrate popular Bat-villains, but fans can visit their local comic book shops to pre-order the Gotham City Villains Anniversary #1 and choose one or more of the most breathtaking variant covers ever seen! 

  • Main cover by Lee Bermejo
  • The Penguin variant cover by Frank Quitely
  • The Scarecrow variant cover by Wes Craig and Jason Wordie
  • Poison Ivy variant cover by Marguerite Sauvage
  • Talia and Ra’s al Ghul variant cover by Riccardo Federici
  • Killer Moth, Red Hood and Mad Hatter variant cover by Dan Mora
  • Batman/Villains 1:25 ratio variant cover by Francesco Mattina
  • Batman/Penguin 1:50 ratio variant cover by Chris Burnham and Nathan Fairbairn

The Gotham City Villains Anniversary Giant #1 arrives in comic book stores and participating digital retailers Tuesday, November 30, 2021. 

Preview: Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #4

Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #4

writers: Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Sanya Anwar, Chuck Brown
artists: Steve Beach, Sanya Anwar, Drew Moss
covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Cat Staggs (B), Jae Lee (C), Gracie the Cosplay Lass Cosplay Variant (D), Lucio Parrillo (E-RI/Tint), Cat Staggs (F-RI/BW), Gracie the Cosplay Lass Cosplay Variant (G-RI/Virgin), Lucio Parrillo (H-RI/BW)
FC | 40 pages | Sword and Sorcery | $4.99 | Teen+

The greatest tales! The most amazing storytellers! Red Sonja, like you’ve NEVER seen before…all presented in beautiful black, white, and red! In this issue…

PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON (Action Comics) and STEVE BEACH (The Last God) show a bloody life in full. A white-haired Queen Sonja prepares to lead her armies into what could be her final battle, the touch of now-unfamiliar steel brings back a flood of bloody memories, and returns to her the bloodlust that carried her to so many victories.

In SANYA ANWAR’s (Wonder Woman) tale, Sonja seeks shelter after a brutal battle in a foreign land. She will try to help someone in need, but discover that not everyone needs saving…

CHUCK BROWN (Bitter Root) and DREW MOSS (Vampirella/Red Sonja) present a Sonja bathed in fire, imbued with a purpose most glorious…

Each cover printed on CARD STOCK.

Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #4

Preview: Action Comics #1035

Action Comics #1035

Written by: Sean Lewis, Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Art by: Sami Basri, Adriana Melo, Daniel Sampere

Superman keeps the abandoned Warworld weapon out of the hands of anyone who might misuse it. But now the Justice League questions his judgment. It’s time for Clark Kent to put up or shut up. In “Tales of Metropolis,” the Guardian comes to the city. Is this another step toward Future State?

Action Comics #1035

Exclusive Preview: Alien #7

Alien #7

(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Marc Aspinall (VCA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Sep 22, 2021
SRP: $3.99

• A small colony of “Spinners,” looking to lead a simpler life, have nearly completed terraforming a moon.
• A ship crashes into their Eden from the heavens.
• A terror is unleashed.

Alien #7

Preview: Alien #6

Alien #6

(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Inhyuk Lee
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Aug 25, 2021
SRP: $3.99

• Epsilon Station is losing its orbit.
• Gabriel Cruz is losing his son.
• Can anything be saved?

Alien #6

Preview: Action Comics #1034

Action Comics #1034

Written by: Michael Conrad, Becky Cloonan, Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Art by: Christian Duce, Michael Avon Oeming

The Warzoons make their way to the doorstep of the Fortress of Solitude and only Lois Lane and the alien girl Thao-La are there to defend it. That’s because Superman is halfway around the world trying to stop the U.S. from declaring war on Atlantis. The Man of Steel must make a tough choice, and odds are, no one walks away happy. Elsewhere in Metropolis, Midnighter moves closer to the center of Trojan’s empire in the penultimate chapter of his back-up adventure. The story finishes later this month with the Midnighter 2021 Annual.

Action Comics #1034

Preview: Action Comics #1033

Action Comics #1033

Story: Michael Conrad, Becky Cloonan, Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Art: Daniel Sampere, Michael Avon Oeming

Atlantis is under attack! Taking in the Warworld refugees also means taking possession of the deadly Warworld tech they brought with them, and holding that much power makes the undersea kingdom a threat to the rest of the world. Can Superman move fast enough to prevent all-out war? Doing so may mean taking the power into his own hands…Meanwhile, some of the escaped Warworld prisoners have found the Fortress of Solitude…and along with it, Lois Lane! In our second feature, Midnighter has gone deep into the Trojan compound and found a very unexpected guest whose path he crossed in Future State-none other than Mister Miracle!

Action Comics #1033

Preview: Alien #5

Alien #5

(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Inhyuk Lee
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jul 21, 2021
SRP: $3.99

• The creature that almost killed Cruz is back to finish the job.
• Everything Cruz has dedicated his life to hangs in the balance.
• And with his son’s life on the line, terrible decisions must be made.

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