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Rorschach #8

It was new comic book day yesterday. What did you all get? What’d you like? what’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web to start your day.

ICv2 – ‘Guantanamo Voices’ Wins Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize – Well deserved.

Kotaku – Target Stores Will Stop Selling Pokémon Cards After Shortages, Fighting – Well that escalated quickly.

Reviews

Batman News – Batman: Urban Legends #3
Collected Editions – Batman/Superman Vol. 2: World’s Deadliest
Geek Dad – Rorschach
But Why Tho Podcast – Sprite and the Gardner

Gotta Catch Em All with a New series of Pokemon Pop!s

Funko is making it easier to build your Pokémon collection with new Pop! Games: Pokémon.

You can choose from Ponyta, Raichu, Mew, and a new Pikachu!

They’re available for pre-order now.


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Pokémon Masters Players Can Now Hatch Eggs to Team Up with Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle

DeNA Co., Ltd., in partnership with The Pokémon Company, has announced that Pokémon Masters players now have the ability to obtain Eggs that hatch into one of the three partner Pokémon from the Kanto region: Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle. Players can then pair their partner Pokémon with the game’s Main Character and battle alongside one another. Pokémon Masters, a real-time battling and strategy game, can be downloaded on compatible iOS and Android devices.

All players  will be able to obtain an Egg from Profesor Bellis when they log into the game. Players will be able to choose if they want their Egg to hatch into Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle. Eggs hatch after players complete a certain number of battles, and they will also be able to choose their own names for these Pokémon. In addition, more Pokémon hatchable from Eggs will be made available in future updates—all of which can be paired with the game’s Main Character to form a sync pair.

DeNA also announced that the following content updates are now available or coming soon to Pokémon Masters:

  • New Legendary Event Featuring Silver & Ho-Oh: The sync pair of Silver & Ho-Oh star in an in-game event titled “Pure Hearts and Rainbow Wings,” which will be available from 30th April at 7am BST until 14th May at 06:59am BST for those that have completed Chapter 1 of the Main Story. In this event, players will embark on an adventure with Trainers Silver and Ethan of the Johto region to learn more about why Ho-Oh has come to the island of Pasio. Players who complete the Legendary Event will be able to add the sync pair of Silver & Ho-Oh to their teams.
  • Wallace & Milotic Are Coming to Pasio: The Water-type sync pair of Wallace & Milotic will make their debut in the sync pair Spotlight Scout from 30th April at 7am BST until 14th May at 06:59am BST.
  • Daily Scout Offers One Attempt to Add Sync Pair and Items Per Day: The Daily Scout feature has been added to the game, where once a day, players can attempt to obtain sync pairs and items without the use of gems.

Players can check the in-game menus for more information. Note that in-game event dates are subject to change without notice.

Pokémon Mastersis a free-to-start game with in-app purchases on compatible Android and iOS devices.

It’s Netflix’s Time to Catch Them All as Pokémon Journeys: The Series is Coming Soon

Today, The Pokémon Company International announced the 23rd season of the popular Pokémon animated series will be coming soon to select local broadcasters around the world. The upcoming season will feature an all-new narrative following Ash and his partner Pikachu as they embark on adventures across all of the known regions in the Pokémon world, meeting new characters and discovering more Pokémon along the way. This exciting new adventure is called Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Pokémon Trainer Ash Ketchum has a new plan: see the world! But first, he and his partner Pikachu are headed to the opening of the Cerise Laboratory, a research facility dedicated to uncovering the mysteries of Pokémon in every region. Ash meets Goh, another boy with boundless curiosity about Pokémon, and both are overjoyed when Professor Cerise asks them to become official research fellows. With Ash as determined as ever to become a Pokémon Master, and Goh aiming to catch one of every Pokémon (including the Mythical Mew), our heroes are in for adventure and excitement as they explore the wide world of Pokémon!

The series will debut on Netflix in the United States while in the United Kingdom, Pokémon Journeys: The Series will premiere on POP. Ahead of this, on May 25, fans will be able to catch a Sneak Peak of the new season.

Catch them All with the Pokémon Adventures Digital Sale

ComiXology is running a sale on seven volumes of VIZ‘s Pokémon Adventures. Normally $6.99, you can get them for just $4.99 a piece.

Catch them all!


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Legendary Comics’ Pokémon Detective Pikachu is Out Now

The highly anticipated Pokémon Detective Pikachu graphic novel adaptation from Legendary Comics, in collaboration with The Pokémon Company International, is now available for purchase online. Last summer’s popular big-screen adventure starred Ryan Reynolds as the adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu and was the first-ever live action Pokémon movie. Fans are now invited to relive the adventures of Tim Goodman and his crime-solving Detective Pikachu partner in comic form.

The graphic novel is written by Brian Buccellato with art by Nelson Dániel and draws inspiration from the film that is based on the beloved Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and one of the most successful media franchises of all time. Readers are invited to follow along as lead character Tim Goodman, played in the movie by Justice Smith, journeys through Ryme City searching for his missing father. With twists and turns around every corner, nothing is more twist-y than Tim’s unexpected partner: a Pikachu with a penchant for coffee and danger, and the amazing ability to speak human language. In a city where humans and Pokémon live together in harmony, unexpected dangers surround them as they try to solve a mystery.

Pokémon Detective Pikach

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Batman #86

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – Graphic novel sales rose 16.1% in bookstores in 2019 – Interesting since they were down in comic shops.

Baltimore Fishbowl – Collectors Corner closing Mount Vernon location – Sad to see it go.

Kotaku – The Pokémon Cakes Episode Of Food Network Challenge Is A Glorious Mess – Ooph.

Reviews

Talking Comics – Batman #86
Newsarama – Iron Man 2020 #1
Talking Comics – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #101
Comic Attack – Thor #1
Newsarama – Venom: The End #1

Bluefin and Bandai Announce Pokémon Model Kits

Bluefin adds the vivid world of Pokémon to its product catalog with the Spring 2020 launch of a series of character model kits from Bandai Spirits Hobby.

PokePla” (Pokémon Plastic Models) kits blend iconic characters from of one of the world’s most popular entertainment and video gaming brands with the renowned, model kit design and production expertise of Bandai Spirits Hobby. The line launches with kits for Pikachu, Mewtwo, and Evee. Additional kits will be added in 2020.

Each Pokémon Model Kit offers simple, pre-colored, snap-together assembly. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is highly recommended for assembly, but the kits do not require glue. Completed figures stand between 3-inches and 5-inches tall. Pricing as follows

Pikachu $8.00

Mewtwo $10.00

Evee $10.00

The Bandai Hobby Pokémon Model Kits will be available from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets. Pre-orders are available now.

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