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Tim Drake’s story continues in Tim Drake: Robin, a new ongoing series

Tim Drake’s story continues in his own series: Tim Drake: Robinon sale September 27. Written by Meghan Fitzmartin with art by Riley Rossmo, the series spins out of Batman Urban Legends and the Tim Drake Pride Special.

This kinetic, high-energy series pulls Tim center stage as a mystery over a year in the making takes shape. A new villain who’s been hounding Tim from afar decides to take things up close and personal, putting Bernard and everyone else Tim cares about in peril. All that and Tim finally carves out a corner of Gotham City just for himself, and sets up shop in his very own…murder-shack-boat? 

If that wasn’t enough, break out your skateboards and motorcycles because DC has assembled a Rogues’ Gallery of artists to capture all of Tim’s iconic looks over the years, with a One Year Later Era variant by Jorge Jimenez, a 1:25 Debut Era variant by Sweeney Boo, a 1:50 Young Justice Era variant by Dan Mora, and a 1:100 Teen Titans Era variant by Jamal Campbell, with main cover by Ricardo López Ortiz

It’s the Fastest Man Alive as The Flash Gets a Movie Prelude

This April, writer Kenny Porter and artist Ricardo López Ortiz combine the worlds of movies and comic books iThe Flash: The Fastest Man Alive, a three-issue monthly series that leads up to The Flash, the hotly anticipated action adventure from Warner Bros. Pictures.

In The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive, Barry Allen’s world-saving adventure with the Justice League has driven Central City’s favorite son to become a truly skilled and inspirational Super Hero. But when a new threat by the name of Girder emerges in Central City, Barry turns to Batman for advice on training to master his powers. Under the Dark Knight’s tutelage, The Fastest Man Alive will have to find a way to defeat this metallic menace or be crushed by Girder’s strength!

This 48-page debut issue arrives in participating comic book shops and digital retailers on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, with a collection of the three-issue series available in October. Issue #1 features a main cover by Max Fiumara with a variant cover by the director of The Flash, Andy MuschiettiThe Flash arrives in theaters November 4. 2022. Issue #2 available in May will feature art by fan-favorite Juan Ferreyra, with Jason Howard providing art for the final issue in July.

The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive

Preview: Batman Annual 2021 #1

Batman Annual 2021 #1

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
In Shops: Nov 30, 2021
SRP: $5.99

Batman #107-111 have featured an epic, brutal tale of Batman’s frenemy Ghost-Maker in the backup stories…and the senses-shattering conclusion to the saga is here! Ghost-Maker has fought his way across Devil Skull Island, and he’s about to face every single villain from his rogues gallery…at once? Can even this legendary warrior survive the onslaught?

Batman Annual 2021 #1

James Tynion IV’s Tales of Terror Will Get Collected in Razorblades: Small Cuts Special #1

Horror fans rejoice! Razorblades: Small Cuts Special #1—collecting all of bestselling writer James Tynion IV’s tales of terror published in the popular Razorblades: The Horror Magazine so far—will land on shelves this April.

This special issue includes art from Martin Simmonds, Josh Hixson, and more. This special collector’s item also reprints the debut of Killboy, Tynion’s original character with Batman collaborator Ricardo Lopez Ortiz.

Razorblades: Small Cuts Special #1 (Diamond Code DEC210150) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 27. 

For fans that can’t get enough Razorblades thrills, Tynion IV will also team with Steve Foxe to bring the entire terror sensation so far to Image. It will be collected into a deluxe hardcover format and hit shelves on the same day, Wednesday April 27.

Razorblades: The Horror Magazine features nearly 400 pages of chills and thrills from some of the most cutting-edge names in the genre. From monsters in the closet to bodies stuffed into washing machines, Razorblades redefines horror comics for the next era. This hardcover will also feature prose, illustrations, and in-depth interviews with horror icons like Scott Snyder.

Razorblades hardcover edition (ISBN: 978-1-5343-2124-3) will collect Razorblades issues #1-5 and be available on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 and in bookstores on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore or via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo.

The digital and limited print run of Razorblades: The Horror Magazine #5 is on sale now, where horror fans can get a taste of the series ahead of the hardcover collection next year.

ComiXology Kicks Off the Week with Four New Releases from DC, Magnetic Press, and Yen Press

There’s four new releases on comiXology today from DC Comics, Magnetic Press, and Yen Press. You can start shopping now or check out the individual releases below.

After the Fall #3

Written by Laurent Queyssi
Art by Juzhen
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The Sorcerer’s secret past is revealed, along with the secrets for what caused The Fall in the first place…

After the Fall #3

Ashes, Ashes #5

Written by Jean-David Morvan
Art by Rey Macutay
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Francois and his band of trusted survivors head out of Paris toward the south where they hope to find the freedom and means to rebuild a civil living. But even in the countryside, it is every man for himself…

Ashes, Ashes #5

Final Fantasy Lost Stranger #38

Written by Hazuki Minase
Art by Itsuki Kameya
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After Shogo meets a man he correctly identifies as “Cid,” the man snaps, demanding to know who he really is. The man’s persistence begins to wear Shogo down, but he promised Sharu he’d keep his original world a secret! Who is this man, and what could the name “Cid” possibly mean to him…? Read the next chapter of Final Fantasy Lost Stranger at the same time as Japan!

Final Fantasy Lost Stranger #38

The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox (2021-) #8

Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Pencils Ricardo López Ortiz
Inks Ricardo López Ortiz
Colored by Tony Avina, Ulises Arreola Palomera
Cover by Ryan Brown
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Professor Pyg and Scaregrow are hunting for their pieces of the MASTER ENGINE in a museum, casually killing the staff as they race towards the finish. But when one is revealed to be working for Catwoman, the theif becomes theived!

The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox (2021-) #8

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Preview: Batman #111

Batman #111

Written by: James Tynion IV
Art by: Ricardo López Ortiz, Jorge Jimenez

Mayor Nakano announces a crackdown on masked vigilantes just as the Magistrate moves against the Unsanity Collective. Batman attempts to avert a bloodbath, while the Scarecrow makes his final move…”Fear State” is about to begin! Backup: Ghost-Maker faces his most gruesome adversary yet…the horrific Razorline!

Batman #111

Preview: Batman #111

Batman #111

Written by: James Tynion IV
Art by: Ricardo López Ortiz, Jorge Jimenez

Mayor Nakano announces a crackdown on masked vigilantes just as the Magistrate moves against the Unsanity Collective. Batman attempts to avert a bloodbath, while the Scarecrow makes his final move…”Fear State” is about to begin! Backup: Ghost-Maker faces his most gruesome adversary yet…the horrific Razorline!

Batman #111

Preview: Batman #109

Batman #109

Written by: James Tynion IV
Art by: Ricardo López Ortiz, Jorge Jimenez

Main Story: Mayor Nakano green-lights the Magistrate pilot program for Gotham City as Batman goes toe-to-toe with the augmented and bloodthirsty Peacekeeper-01! It’s a brutal battle for the ages, but what secrets does Harley Quinn hold about the man beneath the armor, Sean Mahoney? And how does this all play in to the Scarecrow’s hands?! Backup: Ghost-Maker is fighting through incredible odds to reach the nefarious Madame Midas…but will his next opponent-BRAINSTORM-be impossible to overcome?!

Batman #109

Review: Batman #108

Batman #108

I’ve been a bit hard on DC‘s Batman since James Tynion IV took over writing duties. The first few arcs all felt like a setup for what’s to come. They were a level increasing to the boss battle. Recently, the series has felt like the main event. With Future State over, Batman has been building towards that future Gotham. It’s one of neon hiding the fascist leadership within. Batman #108 continues that march adding layers to the world and story so far.

Tynion has a focus and that’s the glimpse of a possible future Gotham. We know that a ban on masks is coming and that a tech-driven police force will crack down delivering a jackbooted peace. Tynion has been building towards that with a carefully assembled foundation involving a crooked CEO, Scarecrow, and a Mayor who seems to mean well. But, one of the more intriguing aspects to it all is the Unsanity Collective. It’s a group that are pushing the people of Gotham to get past their fear. Bruce/Batman has decided to infiltrate the group in a style that’s a blatantly crappy undercover cop. The results are intriguing.

In Batman #108, Tynion makes a hell of a case that the Unsanity Collective might actually have a point. We’re introduced to Miracle Molly, a tech-wiz you just know will play a bigger role in Batman’s future. Molly takes us on a tour of the group and its world laying out their philosophy. We also get a better idea as to who they fit into the greater narrative. Through it, undercover Batman clearly thinks through their point and what they’re trying to accomplish. You also get a sense he’s on the fence as to whether they’re truly a threat or if they can be allies in some way. It’s an interesting exploration of the radicalism they bring to the table.

The art by Jorge Jimenez is amazing. The first page alone cements the issue with a splash that you’ll linger on. Tomeu Morey continues to deliver the neon colors, building towards the style coming in a possible feature. Clayton Cowles‘ lettering packs a lot in without being overwhelming, delivering the right punch. There’s an impressive amount of style and details thrown into the issue with pages that beg you to explore. Each new character we’re introduced to tells us a story about them and the world layering on the details to soak in.

The issue also continues its story featuring Ghost-Maker. Tynion is joined by Ricardo Lopez Ortiz on art with Morey on color and Cowles lettering. The story feels familiar with a style similar to that of the classic Batman: The Animated Series episode that had villains all telling a story about their interaction with Batman. In this chapter, Kid Kawaii tells of her experience and interesting exploration of Ghost-Maker’s intelligence and preparedness. Through his enemy’s tales, we learn more about the character and what he brings to the table.

Batman #108 is a fantastic issue. It builds out the cast of Gotham with new characters and new aspects. It builds towards the city we saw in Future State. All of that is done with eye-popping art and in a way you come away with a different perspective on a possible enemy. This is the Batman I’ve been hoping for and excited to see where the series goes.

Story: James Tynion IV Art: Jorge Jimenez, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Color: Tomeu Morey Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.7 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: American Vampire 1976 #7

American Vampire 1976 #7

Written by: Scott Snyder
Art by: Ricardo López Ortiz, Tula Lotay, Francesco Francavilla

Before Skinner and Pearl reunited and the Beast returned-before 1976-the fight to protect humanity persisted. This special anthology issue presents new stories from the unseen era between American Vampire: Second Cycle and American Vampire 1976, bridging the VMS’ turbulent past with a nation’s uncertain future. Jim Book and Pearl will test their new partnership on a mission to uncover new DNA technology in the fight against the Beast, Travis, and Gus enjoy a rare carefree moment in exile, and a deathbed vision reveals the truth about George Washington’s pact with the Council of Firsts and America’s role as a haven for persecuted monsters.

American Vampire 1976 #7
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