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Greg Pak and Marc Laming Take on James Bond this November

Dynamite Entertainment and Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. will launch an epic new ongoing James Bond comic series from superstars Greg Pak and Marc Laming with James Bond 007!

The series begins as Agent 007 tracks a smuggler into Singapore to secure a dangerous case, contents unknown. But a Korean mystery man wants the case as well, for very different reasons. If Bond and this new rival don’t kill each other, the ruthless terrorist organization known as ORU will be more than happy to finish the job.

The debut issue of James Bond 007 features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! The cover artwork features the talents of Dave Johnson, John Cassaday, Rafael Albuquerque, and Marc Laming, respectively.

James Bond 007 #1 is slated for release in November 2018.

Review: Batman #50

It’s the wedding you never thought you’d see! The Batrimony is real as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are set to tie the knot in a can’t-miss, extra-length milestone issue that will reshape Gotham City. All their friends (and a few enemies?) will be party to a comic book coupling for the ages.

The build up has been coming for a while now and with Batman #50 writer Tom King answers the question as to whether Batman and Catwoman tie the knot.

The issue is done in an interesting way with what amounts to two page spreads with generally half dedicated to Batman’s preparation for the day and the other half for Catwoman’s. In between these normal panel pages, there’s full page images by some top art talent on top of which we’re presented the two’s thoughts about their meeting and what they’re about to do.

While the “will they or won’t they” has been spoiled the comic is interesting as it delves into the thought process of two individuals who are clearly nervous about tying the knot and if they do what it means.

Catwoman isn’t a hero, she’s a criminal.

Batman is a hero. He’s a hero driven by his pain.

If they were to get married, what does that mean for each of them? Can Batman be happy? These are the types of thoughts that run throughout the comic as the two characters explore their love for each other. And that’s the impressive thing, Tom King convinces you that these two love each other. By the end, you’re convinced there’s no one else for these two.

And that spoiling? Well, not quite. There’s a twist but you’ll have to read the comic yourself and go elsewhere.

The issues with the comic is the hype and a build up that doesn’t pay off. The quality of the narrative is excellent, it all just doesn’t quite live up to the lead up and the end result is rather predictable. A single panel does not make a comic and this one relies heavily on that final panel.

The art duties are mainly handled by Mikel Janin with colors by June Chung and lettering by Clayton Cowles. The art is solid and there’s some fantastic page layouts. The way some of these pages are laid out is impressive with very creative visual storytelling. What’s also interesting is the use of pin-ups to tell the story as well. There was a similar thing done in Action Comics #1000 and here it sort of works. The artwork is fantastic, there’s some talent. But, it breaks up the story a bit and after a while becomes a little tedious. When the big picture comes in to focus, the choice is an interesting one and adds a poetic aspect, somewhat appropriate considering what’s happening.

This is a chapter in King’s larger story. There’s much more to come as things weave together and that final panel indicates we’ve got a hell of a lot of excitement to come. As a single issue, this one has its good and its bad but as a piece of the larger puzzle it fits like a perfectly crafted piece of the larger picture.

Story: Tom King Art: Mikel Janín
Pin-up Art: David Finch, Joëlle Jones, Mitch Gerads, Rafael Albuquerque, Neal Adams, Andy Kubert, Becky Cloonan, Ty Templeton, José Luis Garcia-Lopez, Frank Miller, Lee Bermejo, trish Mulvihill, Jason Fabok, Brad Anderson, Alex Sinclair, Hi-Fi, Tony S. Daniel, Tomeu Morey, Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts, Tim Sale, José Villarrubia, Paul Pope, Clay Mann, Jordie Bellaire, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Greg Capullo, FCO Plascencia, Lee Weeks
Color: June Chung Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 7.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

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Review: Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Harley Quinn vs. the Joker

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 final issue of the prelude to Batman and Catwoman’s wedding!

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Harley Quinn vs. the Joker is by Tim Seeley, Sami Basri, Jessica Kholinne, Otto Schmidt, Dave Sharpe, Rafael Albuquerque, Dave Wielgosz, Chris Conroy, and Jamie S. Rich.

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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Review: Batman: Prelude to the Wedding – Red Hood vs. Anarky #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 lead up to the wedding of Batman and Catwoman.

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding – Red Hood vs. Anarky #1 is by Tim Seeley, Javier Fernandez, Hugo Petrus, John Kausz, Otto Schmidt, Dave Sharpe, Rafael Albuquerque, Dave McCaig, Dave Welgosz, and Jamie S. Rich.

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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Preview: Batman: Prelude to the Wedding – Red Hood vs. Anarky #1

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding – Red Hood vs. Anarky #1

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
In Shops: Jun 20, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Red Hood has always been the one standing slightly apart from the rest of the Bat crew. Some see him as the Robin gone bad – which is exactly the kind of thing someone like Anarky can exploit. Now Red Hood is running security at Catwoman’s bachelorette party – and if Anarky can crash it, that could be the final straw for Jason Todd!

Stranger Things Comes to Dark Horse

Dark Horse and Netflix have announced a strange, new partnership of a multi-year publishing line based on the hit Netflix Original series, Stranger Things! Set to debut in September 2018, the officially licensed publishing program will give fans of the beloved show an opportunity to explore the mysterious world of Hawkins, Indiana. Dark Horse will publish a line of comics and young adult graphic novels expanding the world of Hawkins and its many inhabitants.

Award-winning writer Jody Houser, penciller Stefano Martino, inker Keith Champagne, colorist Lauren Affe, and letterer Nate Piekos unite to bring the nostalgia igniting of the Netflix original series to comic shelves in the first installment of Dark Horse’s publishing program.

Stranger Things #1 (of 4-issues) follows Will Byers as he enters a dimension of decay and destruction where he must use his wits and resolve to dodge the pursuit of the Demogorgon and escape the Upside Down. Stranger Things #1 features a cover by artist Aleksi Briclot with three variant covers from Rafael Albuquerque, visual artist Kyle Lambert, and a photo-variant cover designed by Patrick Satterfield and Netflix.

Stranger Things #1 goes on sale September 26, 2018.

Preview: Batman: Prelude to the Wedding – Batgirl vs. the Riddler

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding – Batgirl vs. the Riddler

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
In Shops: Jun 13, 2018
SRP: $3.99

On the eve of Batman’s wedding to Catwoman, two of Gotham City’s finest minds clash. In her role as Oracle, Barbara Gordon wired all of her allies together. But when The Riddler takes on Batgirl, will he tear everything asunder?

Review: Batman: Prelude to the Wedding – Batgirl vs. The Riddler

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 next chapter leading up to the wedding of Batman and Catwoman!

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding – Batgirl vs. The Riddler is by Tom Seeley, Minkyu Jung, Jose Marzan, Jr., Jordie Bellaire, Otto Schmidt, Dave Sharpe, Rafael Albuquerque, Dave McCaig, Brittany Holzherr, and Jamie S. Rich.

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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Preview: Batman: Prelude to the Wedding – Nightwing vs. Hush #1

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding – Nightwing vs. Hush #1

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Travis Moore (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
In Shops: Jun 06, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Dick Grayson has a lot of responsibility. Being the original partner to Batman, he’s the natural choice to be Bruce Wayne’s best man. So if anyone has to get to the wedding, it’s going to be him. Too bad Hush has other plans-and maybe Bruce Wayne does, too!

Preview: Batman: Prelude to the Wedding #1 Robin vs. Ra’s Al Ghul

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding #1 Robin vs. Ra’s Al Ghul

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
In Shops: May 30, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Ra’s al Ghul returns to have a heart-to-heart with his grandson, Damian. Once upon a time, Ra’s thought Bruce Wayne would be the heir apparent to his criminal empire, but now that Batman has turned his back on Talia for good, Ra’s wants to know if Damian Wayne will honor his mother by stepping into the family business at last.

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