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Get a First Look at We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #2

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #2, a new sci-fi epic from Al Ewing, Simone Di Meo with color assistance by Mariasara Miotti and letters by AndWorld Design, about one man’s unrelenting quest throughout space to discover the truth—no matter where it takes him. Available in stores October 7, 2020.

Captain Malik and the crew of the Vihaan II escape from their tyrannical government – and chart a course straight to the first living god they can find! But the only thing more dangerous than what lies ahead of them…is who follows behind them.

We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #2 features main cover art by series artist Simone Di Meo and variant covers by fan-favorite artists Toni Infante, and Rafael Albuquerque.

WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEY’RE DEAD #2

Preview: Guardians of the Galaxy #6

Guardians of the Galaxy #6

(W) Al Ewing (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 02, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• As old tensions explode in the far-off Earth System, the political map of the galaxy is redrawn.
• Meanwhile, old friends and lovers must redraw the maps of themselves – or tear them up entirely.
• He used to be the Human Rocket. Now he’s the Human Wreck. Is there any coming back for Nova?

Guardians of the Galaxy #6

ComiXology Originals and Stout Club Entertainment Presents Funny Creek

Every child loves getting dressed up like their favorite character. But what happens when a child’s admiration for that fictional character goes too far?

ComiXology and Stout Club Entertainment present Funny Creek, a 5-issue limited series debuting weekly beginning August 4 about the power of pop culture idols and overcoming guilt. Co-written by Rafael Scavone and Rafael Albuquerque with art by Eduardo Medeiros, colors by Priscilla Tramontano, letters by Bernardo Brice, and edited by Bis Stringer HorneFunny Creek will be available simultaneously in both English and Portuguese.

Funny Creek is the first of four comic books coming out of the comiXology Originals multi-book deal with Stout Club Entertainment. Best known as the Eisner, Harvey and Inkpot Award winning artist for American Vampire, this series marks Albuquerque’s chance to explore a different role: as writer.

Set in 1985, young children Lilly and Andy are great friends who both admire the animated wild-west themed TV show Funny Creek. When a terrible tragedy occurs, Lilly finds herself trapped inside her favorite cartoon inhabited by good boys, bad boys and clowns. But the bright world of Funny Creek isn’t as far from the pains of the real world as she had hoped. She joins with Clumsy and Cody to face the devilish villains of Cold Joe and his gang of goons in a showdown in Funny Creek Town. But being a hero isn’t as simple as she thought. As Lilly is pushed deeper into the adventure she is forced to deal with the consequences of her actions—not only inside The Funny Creek show, but also in the real world—and must overcome her troubles and make her way home.

Funny Creek deals with the banalization of violence on our society and its potential consequences. Scavone, Albuquerque and Medeiros’ simple “cartoon” characters become deeper and more layered than at first sight. It is a powerful and poignant story about childhood innocence, violence in society and how children process trauma and cope with guilt.


Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content, Funny Creek will be available upon release, at no additional cost, for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited, and for purchase on Kindle and comiXology. Prime Reading offers all Amazon Prime members a rotating selection of thousands of top Kindle books, magazines, short works, comic books, children’s books, and more – all at no additional cost. Kindle Unlimited offers over 1 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and select current issues of popular magazines for just $9.99 a month with a 30-day free trial. ComiXology Unlimited now offers over 25,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month with a 60-day free trial.

Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque Head to 1976 for New American Vampire

America is broken. Trust between the government and the American public has crumbled. Paranoia reigns supreme. It’s 1976, not 2020, and this horrifying tale is the concluding chapter of the Eisner Award-winning American Vampire, reuniting Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque for a nine-issue miniseries!

Skinner Sweet has exhausted all efforts to regain his lost immortality. With his powers and purpose gone, he is now determined to go out with a bang. At a seedy motorcycle rally in the desert where Skinner’s closer than ever to his death wish, Pearl Jones and a shocking partner track him down for one last, desperate mission: the force known as the Gray Trader and its minions are tunneling through the bowels of the world to unleash hell on Earth—just in time for America’s bicentennial. With catastrophe looming, it’s up to Skinner and Pearl to reconcile and change the course of history—or die trying.

The series that launched the careers of superstars Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque returns for nine final issues and the closing chapter of the legacy of American Vampire.

American Vampire 1976 #1 by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque will publish on October 6, 2020, and carry DC’s Black Label descriptor, identifying the content as appropriate for readers ages 17+. The book will retail for $3.99 with cover artwork by Albuquerque and a variant cover by Dustin Nguyen.

American Vampire 1976 #1

Review: Batman #94

Batman #94

With the previous arc over, Batman #94 acts as a bridge to the highly anticipated “Joker War” storyline. It’s an interesting issue that’s a bit cliche. The story really emphasizes how much the previous arc was really a setup of what’s to come. Written by James Tynion IV, Batman #94 feels like Tynion’s attempt to give us his own iconic moment. We don’t get Batman realizing he must strike terror in the heart of villains. Instead, we get a take that falls a bit flat.

Tynion takes us to the past as Bruce Wayne seeks out a teacher to help him become a greater detective. It’s an interesting beginning as it ties in a bit with the concept of the Designer whose arc just ended. Baker is another mentor for the character, one who’s “the world’s greatest detective.” With the name Baker, it’s not hard to figure out the inspiration for the character. It’s an interesting concept. The concept plays nicely into the previous arc and whose purpose is about the present and future.

Tynion is laying the seeds for his vision of Batman. In this case his statement is the character has been too cerebral and in doing so has missed things like the Joker’s latest move. It’s a line in the sand that is emphasized at the end that what we’ll see going forward is an evolution of Batman. This is a character who has relied on others like Alfred and Lucious Fox. With all of that failing, we’re going to get something that’s different in the months to come. This is a character who is both alone and also surrounded by friends and allies. Exactly what that is should be interesting but this issue lays out the vulnerabilities and faults of Batman as is.

It’s also that cliche of the hero confronting the villain over the phone. It’s a parlay of words that points us to the clash ahead and unfortunately feels like a waste of concept in this bridge to “Joker War.”

The art by Guillem March and Rafael Albuquerque is pretty good. There’s a clear difference in the styles that’s noticeable and does stand out. It’s not quite enough to derail the visuals but it’s a small bump in what has been a visually intriguing run. The color by David Baron and lettering by Clayton Cowles helps tie things together. The big letdown in the visuals is we never quite get the full picture of just how beaten and bruised Batman is. The man is clearly hurting and we’re told so multiple times but visually the character never really feels more than “bruised” while we’re to believe he could collapse or worse any minute. The physical toll is never sold visually.

The issue is an ok one and a step back in what has been a good run so far. The issue feels like it’s full of cliches and tropes that never quite standout. Add in plotlines it feels like we’ve seen before. There’s also groan-worthy moments that just feel like shallow attempts to recreate previous magic. Add in a lack of exciting visuals, the comic is a forgettable bridge to “Joke War.” Batman #94 isn’t a bad read at all but it also lacks the excitement or interesting ideas that Tynion has entertained us with so far.

Story: James Tynion IV Art: Guillem March, Rafael Albuquerque
Color: David Baron Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read


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Preview: Batman #94

Batman #94

Written by: James Tynion IV
Art by: Rafael Albuquerque, Guillem March

The Designer’s machinations have left Batman’s life in tatters! Gotham City’s ambitious rebuilding has skittered to a halt as new powers are rising to shape its destiny—and Batman is powerless to stop them! With no Alfred or Bat-Family to lean on, the Dark Knight stands alone against the ascendance of his greatest adversary!

Batman #94

Get a Look at Batman #94, the Conclusion to “Their Dark Designs!”

BATMAN #94

written by JAMES TYNION IV
art by GUILLEM MARCH and RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Main cover by TONY S. DANIEL and TOMEU MOREY
The Joker/Punchline variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
1:25 The Underbroker variant cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
On Sale July 7, 2020

“Their Dark Designs” reaches its thrilling climax in Batman #94, on sale Tuesday, July 7 and here’s your first look at interior pages by Rafael Albuquerque and Guillem March!

The Designer’s machinations have left Batman’s life in tatters! Gotham City’s ambitious rebuilding has skittered to a halt as  new powers are rising to shape its destiny—and Batman is powerless to stop them! With no Alfred or Bat-Family to lean on, the Dark Knight stands alone against the ascendance of his greatest adversary!

Preview: The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular

The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular

(W) Brian Azzarello, Paul Dini, Dennis O’Neil, Scott Snyder, Tom Taylor, James Tynion IV, Others (A) Rafael Albuquerque, Lee Bermejo, Simone Bianchi, Tony S. Daniel, Mikel Janin, Jock, José Luis García-López, Eduardo Risso, Riley Rossmo, Others (CA) Greg Capullo
In Shops: Jun 10, 2020
SRP: $9.99

The Clown Prince of Crime celebrates 80 years of chaos! The Joker has been the greatest villain in comics since his debut and to celebrate we have a who’s who of comics’ finest talent giving the Harlequin of Hate the birthday roast he deserves. The stories feature a range of terror and anarchy, showing how the Joker has impacted Gotham City from the police to Arkham Asylum, from the local underworld to the Dark Knight and his allies! Make sure to RSVP to this birthday bash-you wouldn’t want to wake up with a Joker Fish on your doorstep, would you?

The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular

ComiXology Announces a Multi-Book Deal with Rafael Albuquerque, Eduardo Medeiros, Mateus Santolouco, and Rafael Scavone’s Stout Club Entertainment

Stout Club Entertainment

Timed to the kickoff of Brazil’s Comic Con Experience, comiXology and Stout Club Entertainment – the powerhouse creative group composed of comic book creators Rafael Albuquerque, Eduardo Medeiros, Mateus Santolouco, and Rafael Scavone – announced a multi-book deal for four new comic book series to debut exclusively through the comiXology Originals program. Fans can catch Stout Club Entertainment at Comic Con Experience in Brazil, where the group will be hosting a panel.

These books will be part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content, available upon release at no additional cost for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited, and for purchase on Kindle and comiXology. More details will be announced at a later date.

Preview: Wonder Woman #82

Wonder Woman #82

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Jesus Merino (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
In Shops: Nov 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Now that Cheetah has gained control of Themyscira, Wonder Woman must return home for a final showdown. Does she stand a chance against this scholar-turned-monster whose sole purpose was to enter this mythical realm? Meanwhile, Earth is left unprotected and some of Themyscira’s most vile creations have found their way there. What chaos awaits Wonder Woman if she ever returns? Join returning writer Steve Orlando for the first chapter of this six-issue tale!

Wonder Woman #82
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