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Preview: He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #3 (of 6)

He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #3 (of 6)

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Dan Fraga, Richard Friend (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
In Shops: Jan 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Prince Keldor’s pursuit of Anti-He-Man leads him and the He-Men of alternate worlds to an Eternia conquered by Skeletor, where they must team with unlikely allies to save Castle Grayskull! Featuring the fan-favorite world and characters of the 2002 Masters of the Universe cartoon and toy line!

He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #3 (of 6)

Get a First Look at Justice League #40 by Rob Venditti and Doug Mahnke

Justice League #40

Written by Robert Venditti
Art by Doug Mahnke and Richard Friend
Color by David Barron
Lettering by Tom Napolitano
Cover art by Bryan Hitch
Variant cardstock cover by Arthur Adams
In Shops: Feb 05, 2020
Final Orders Due: Jan 13, 2020

“Invasion of the Supermen” begins with the Eradicator!

A new era of Justice League starts with an unexpected arrival from the stars, bringing a dire warning: a new breed of conquerors is on the march. Led by Superman’s nemesis Eradicator, a genetically engineered, super-powered strike team has come to subjugate Earth.

Justice League is DC’s premier team book,” says writer Rob Venditti, “and we’ll be focusing on exactly that: Team. Teams are powerful, but they’re also messy. Everyone isn’t always on the same page with the same ideas about what’s best for the group. Even more so when the team is made up of the most accomplished superheroes in the world, and they’re tackling world-ending crises. The threats that the Justice League faces will pull from the mythologies of the individual characters and test the team as never before. Both outside and within.”

To aid the Justice League, Batman makes the unprecedented decision of enlisting an ancient, unrivaled power—which calls into question who, exactly, is in charge. With the League on unsure footing, will they be ready to save the world?

“Working with Doug Mahnke is a dream,” continues Venditti. “He’s one of those top-level artists that I never thought I’d be fortunate enough to work with, much less on a book as big as Justice League. His body of work proves that he’s an absolute master of these characters. I couldn’t be more excited.”

Writer Rob Venditti and artists Doug Mahnke, Richard Friend and David Barron join Justice League to launch “Invasion of the Supermen” on February 5th!

Justice League #40

Preview: He-Man & the Masters of the Multiverse #2

He-Man & the Masters of the Multiverse #2

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Dan Fraga, Richard Friend (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Prince Keldor and his two He-Man comrades leap head first in to a new adventure, which is an oh-so-subtle way of telling you that we’re doing…wait for it… Space He-Man! Now the three travelers must stop the Anti-He-Man before he tears the haunted power core out of the heart of starship Eternia!

He-Man & the Masters of the Multiverse #2

Preview: He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #1 (of 6)

He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #1 (of 6)

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Dan Fraga, Richard Friend (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
In Shops: Nov 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The scourge of Anti-Eternia is unleashed on the Multiverse! Blazing a trail across the dimensions, he’s devastating each version of Eternia and stealing its power. Now it’s up to a ragtag team of surviving He-Men to recruit the one man in existence who might save them: Prince Keldor, the man who would be Skeletor! This all-new miniseries features the most iconic eras and beloved takes on the Masters of the Universe!

Preview: He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #1

He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #1

Written by Tim Seeley
Art by Dan Fraga and Richard Friend
Colors by Matt Yackey
Lettering by Saida Temofonte
Cover by In-Hyuk Lee
Variant Cover by Dan Fraga and Matt Yackey
In Shops: Nov 20, 2019
Final Orders Due: Oct 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“By the Power of Hellskull…”

Anti-He-Man, the scourge of Anti-Eternia, has been unleashed! He-Men from across the Multiverse will unite! Blazing a trail across the dimensions, Anti-He-Man is devastating each version of Eternia and stealing the power of Greyskull. Now it’s up to a ragtag team of surviving He-Men to recruit the one man in existence, across every Multiverse, who might save them: Prince Keldor, the man who would be Skeletor. This all-new miniseries features the most iconic eras and beloved takes on the Masters of the Universe!

He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #1

DCeased Gets a Spooky Trailer for the Hardcover Edition

With all of that candy you’ve collected for Halloween, you’re going to need a good scary story to get you through the next few months while you’re eating all of it, and if you’re one of the few that have missed the best-selling miniseries DCeased, you’ve got your shot at redemption, as the hardcover collected edition of this fan-favorite series is available for pre-order now.

Written by Tom Taylor, with art by Trevor Hairsine and Stefano GaudianoDCeased pits the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes against a techno-virus that turns people into mindless, homicidal creatures of destruction. What’s worse is that none of the DC heroes are immune to this infection and are caught completely off guard by this new threat. If the world ends, what happens to our heroes?

This stunning hardcover collected edition includes all six issues of of DCeased, plus the one-shot DCeased: A Good Day to Die, also written by Tom Taylor with art by Laura Braga, Darick Robertson, Richard Friend, and Trevor Scott. A parallel story to the events of DCeased, Mr. Terrific leads a motley group of heroes to stop the impending apocalypse, hoping to succeed where the heroes of the Justice League have thus far failed.

This collection also includes some awesome bonus content, including a gallery of variant covers by artist Francesco Mattina, plus an incredible gallery of homage variant covers by Yasmine Putri and Tasia M.S. that pay tribute to current and classic horror films like It, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Nun and others.

The DCeased Collected Edition Hardcover is also available for pre-order at all participating Barnes & Noble retailers, featuring an exclusive cover of an infected Superman, by artist Francesco Mattina, as well as a bonus gallery of variant covers featuring infected versions of DC heroes such as Batman, Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and more.

The DCeased Collected Edition Hardcover is available in participating comic book retailers November 20 and arrives in book stores and online retailers on November 26.

Preview: Deathstroke #48

Deathstroke #48

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Carlo Pagulayan, Fernando Pasarin (CA) Ed Benes, Richard Friend
In Shops: Oct 02, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Deathstroke is back and more ruthless than ever as he challenges the Legion of Doom and continues a bloody rampage to attain the power that Lex Luthor gave to Slade’s son, Jericho. Meanwhile, the tragic deaths of two teenagers in a sleepy Arkansas county lead a local police chief to discover a secret that could cost him his life.

Deathstroke #48

It’s Masters of the Multiverse in a New Limited Series this November

Announced at Power-Con in Anaheim, CA, DC Comics and Mattel are teaming up once again to chronicle new adventures of Eternia’s greatest champion in He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse, a six-issue limited series debuting in November. Writer Tim Seeley, artists Dan Fraga and Richard Friend, along with cover artist Inhyuk Lee join forces to tell this tale of heroes making their last stand to protect their kingdoms against an impossible threat. In their desperation, they’re forced to risk their futures by reaching out to an unlikely and potentially dangerous ally. 

The scourge of Anti-Eternia is unleashed on the Multiverse bent on utter destruction. Each version of Eternia has fallen in the wake of his devastation as he steals its power and grows stronger. Now it’s up to a rag-tag team of surviving He-Men from across the multiverse to stem the tide, but to do so they’ll have to recruit the one man in existence that might help them win: Prince Keldor, the man who would be Skeletor! 

On sale November 20, this 32-page debut issue also features a variant cover by interior artist Dan Fraga and is priced at $3.99.

He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse

Preview: Complete Crimson HC

Complete Crimson HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Brian Augustyn
Pencils: Humberto Ramos
Inks: Sandra Hope, Richard Friend, Mark Irwin, Trevor Scott, Chris Elarmo
Cover Artist: Humberto Ramos
Colorists: Alex Bleyaert, Ian Hannin, Robert Ro
Letterers: Amie Grenier, Denice Park, Hurricane Bill O’Neil, Wes Abbott, Saida Temofonte, Richard Starkings, Ed Roeder, Robbie Robbins, Ryan Cline
Price: $125.00

The beloved Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man) and Brian Augustyn (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) series, Crimson, returns!

For the first time ever, experience Alex Elder’s ascension from vampire to chosen one in a comprehensive, prestigious hardcover format.

This is the book fans have been waiting for! Collects all 24 issues, Crimson: Scarlett X Blood on the Moon, and the Crimson Sourcebook.

Review: New Super-Man Vol. 1 Made in China

“Superman” is synonymous with the best a person can do and especially when they go beyond. I’ve always wondered would Superman ever really look like one of us? I know the new show Krypton, shows the planet has as many shades as Earth does, even giving the ficticious world its first black General Zod. This has been a major milestone for the character’s canon, one which mostly has shown the character and his cast a certain way. Caucasian actors have usually occupied the roles. The world has become more “woke” and so has comics leading to their onscreen portrayals to follow suit.

This is especially true in comics which has seen heroes become more aware of the consequences of their actions and the social issues affecting their readership. The advent of Ms. Marvel and Riri Williams at Marvel has shown depictions of heroes as more progressive. At DC’s house, they have been slower to progress with more recent changes like the revival of Black Lightning. This was not the only sea change in recent years at DC as Gene Luen Yang has re-imagined another young man taking over a well-established mantle in New Super-Man: Made In China.

We meet Kong Kenan, a teenager whose father is an auto mechanic and lives in Shanghai, and who unexpectedly beats back a villain through sheer luck. This catches the eye of the China’s Ministry, who gives him powers and also catches the eye of the Justice League Of China. As he gets better at his job, his heroics also catches the eye of the supervillain group, The Freedom Fighters Of China, one that looks to have their way without any “superheroes” in their way. By book’s end, the JLC wins the battle against the Freedom Fighters, but has lost someone close to him.

Overall, an excellent introduction to a superhero that never want to be but stepped regardless. The story by Gene Luen Yang is funny, relatable and emotion tinged. The art by Viktor Bogdanovic and Richard Friend complements the story well. Altogether, a familiar cape and suit but with a different flavor all his own.

Story : Gene Luen Yang Art: Viktor Bogdanovic and Richard Friend
Story: 10 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

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